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1. Factory workers ride on Valentine tanks as they leave a factory in Smethwick. A notice propped on the front of the tanks reads “All Help for Russia Now”.
2. Factory workers ride on Valentine tanks as they leave a factory in Smethwick. The notice on the tanks reads “Tanks for Russia Week. Every Second Counts!”, “From Smethwick to Smolensk”.
3. Valentine Scorpion flail.
4. Valentine DD tank with screen erected, in the water alongside a landing craft, 79th Armoured Division School, Gosport, 14 January 1944.
5. Valentine flamethrower tank with gas-operated equipment.
6. Valentine flamethrower tank with cordite operated equipment.
7. Valentine tanks of 48th Royal Tank Regiment, 21st Army Tank Brigade, exercising in strength on Sutton Common, near Woodbridge in Suffolk, 4 June 1940.
8. Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine, 11 March 1942.
9. Valentine tanks “under fire” during a training exercise, 20 December 1941.
10. Valentine tanks advance during a training exercise, 20 December 1941.
11. Valentine with AMRA (anti-mine roller attachment).
12. Valentine tank carrying infantry of the Black Watch, March 1943.
14. Flame mortar fitted to Valentine tank chassis, firing phosphorus bombs during Petroleum Warfare Department trials, Barton Stacey, 20 April 1944.
15. A Matilda tank and a Valentine of 40th Royal Tank Regiment, 23rd Armoured Brigade, 8th Armoured Division being “bulled up” at Crowborough in Sussex for a “Speed the Tanks” parade in London, 28 July 1941.
16. Crew of a Valentine III tank reading their recently arrived mail in Tunisia, after they had come out of action, December 1942.
17. An RAF Lysander aircraft from Army Co-operation Command flies low over Valentine tanks during an exercise, 18 November 1941. The tanks are marked with crosses to indicate “enemy” vehicles.
18. A Valentine bridgelayer with scissors bridge at the AFV proving establishment at Chobham in Surrey, 28 September 1943.
19. Valentine bridgelayer passing through a village during Exercise “Spartan”, 6 March 1943.
20. A recovery team works on a Valentine tank of 30th Armoured Brigade, 11th Armoured Division, which broke down in a stream during exercises near Kirkby Lonsdale in Lancashire, 1 April 1942.
21. Valentine tanks of 29th Armoured Brigade, 11th Armoured Division in the village of Rottingdean in Sussex, 25 June 1942.
22. A Valentine tank passes through a village during large-scale manoeuvres near Thetford in Norfolk, 26-28 April 1941.
23. Tank commander Corporal Harry Stephenson leans down from the turret of his Valentine tank of 11th Armoured Division to speak to 5-year-old Pat Brooker in the village of Rottingdean in Sussex, England, 25 June 1942.
24. Valentine tanks of 6th Armoured Division passing through a village during exercises in Bedfordshire, 25 July 1941. The leading vehicle is named “Sneezy”.
25. A Valentine tank being unloaded down the bow ramp of the landing ship tank HMS BACHAQUERO at Freetown, Sierra Leone.
26. Valentine tank of 11th Armoured Division, marked with crosses to indicate an “enemy” vehicle, followed by a universal carrier, during exercises in Kent, 30 May 1942.
27. A Valentine Mk XI artillery OP tank passing through Hopsten, 6 - 8 April 1945.
28. A Valentine tank crew decorate their vehicle for the festive season with camelthorn in place of holly, 17 December 1942.
29. A piper of the Gordon Highlanders plays from a Valentine tank as it drives into Tripoli past crowds of cheering locals, 26 January 1943.
30. Valentine tanks lined up in the main square of Tripoli, 26 January 1943.
31. View inside the turret of a Valentine tank showing the 2-pdr gun being loaded, 27 March 1942.
32. View inside the driver”s compartment of a Valentine tank, showing the driver talking into the intercom, 27 March 1942.
33. The crew of a Valentine tank have a wash and shave in the Western Desert, 27 March 1942.
34. Repairs being carried out on a Valentine tank in the Western Desert, 29 July 1942.
35. A Valentine tank bogged down on soft ground, 17 July 1942.
36. Troops attack a “German” tank (in reality a Valentine) with “sticky bombs” during training at No. 3 GHQ Home Guard School at Onibury near Craven Arms in Shropshire, 20 May 1943.
37. Trooper Bill Blackett, the driver of a Valentine tank of 29th Armoured Brigade, 11th Armoured Division, chats to Pat Brooker, aged 5, during a halt in the village of Rottingdean in Sussex, 25 June 1942.
38. A Valentine bridgelayer of the 3rd Independent Bridge Building Company, Royal Armoured Corps, picks up a scissors bridge after it was used to cross an estuary near Meiktila, 28 March 1945.
39. A Valentine bridgelayer of the 3rd Independent Bridge Building Company, Royal Armoured Corps, spans a damaged bridge near Meiktila, 28 March 1945.
40. A Valentine bridgelayer of the 3rd Independent Bridge Building Company, Royal Armoured Corps, picks up a scissors bridge after it was used to cross an estuary near Meiktila, 28 March 1945.
41. A scissors bridge laid down over a damaged road bridge near Meiktila by a Valentine bridgelayer of the 3rd Independent Bridge Building Company, Royal Armoured Corps, 28 March 1945.
42. A Valentine bridgelayer of the 3rd Independent Bridge Building Company, Royal Armoured Corps, crosses a scissors bridge near Meiktila, 28 March 1945.
43. Children waving at a Valentine tank of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Tank Regiment (1st Polish Corps) on the move against the “invaders” during a mock invasion exercise in Perthshire.
44. A Valentine Mark III tank (T 1290288) of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Tank Regiment (1st Polish Corps) on exercise in Scotland, 21 August 1941. Photograph taken during General Alan Brooke”s visit to the Scottish Command.
45. Crew of a Mark III Valentine tank of the 66th Battalion, 16th Tank Brigade talking to a female staff of a mobile canteen while enjoying a cup of tea during training exercises in Scotland, 1941.
46. A British Valentine tank leading a supply convoy up the El Aroussa-Bou Arada road, 18-19 January 1943.
47. Valentine tanks on a training exercise at Bovington, 1942.