Echoes of War 1942: Dune Bashing

The original caption reads, ‘Over the top. Down a 160-foot incline on the sand dunes at Cape Henry, a Jeep car from Fort Story makes the descent with ease during manoeuvres training drivers to handle these vehicles over all types of terrain. Should American soldiers see service in desert land, the training these men receive will be of great value.

The place now known as Cape Henry in Virginia, USA was named by the English sailors who made landfall there in Chesapeake Bay in 1607 and planted a wooden cross.

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