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No, the M-10 Gun Motor Carriage was originally a modified Sherman chassis mated to an ope-top turret containing a M-1 3" antiaircraft gun. The 76mm (not 76.2mm) in the Sherman was a heavily modified M-1 3"Freiritter wrote:Also, could the 76.2mm Sherman be a M10 gun mated with a Sherman chassis?
None that served overseas, if that's what you mean. There are several instances of home defence brigades with 3 french speaking battalions.John Kilmartin wrote:During the second world war there were no all french speaking brigades in the CASF.
I don't think the rivalry was too serious. Certainly alot of friendly competition (who can get to the hill first, etc.), but I think there was a large degree of Commonwealth comraderie. There may have been some hard feelings, since most British units were made up of conscipts, while overseas Commomwealth formations were mostly (if not exclusively) made up of volunteers. This volunteer vs. conscipt relationship is typical in all armies past and present. Probably the biggest problem, was that few (if any) Commonwealth formations would want a British officer as its commander. For instance, a Canadian Division was always commaded by a Canadian officer, no matter what the circumstances, or lack of 'competent' senior commanders. This also created a political problem, as usually the senior national commander in a given theatre answered directly to his own government (sometimes via an overseas national HQ, like in the Canadian Army). In exteme circumstances, the senior commander could refuse orders from a higher command, if he felt the order wasn't 'politically sound', after consulting with his own government. However, I don't know of any significant events where this occured. The British, I think, felt the Commonwealth troops were perhaps a bit politically unreliable because of this, and had the theatre command been fully integrated, senior British commanders might have felt more comfortable giving certain orders to Commonwelath units. But in the end, Commonwealth untis did their duty like the rest.Freiritter wrote:Well, perhaps rivalries like siblings would have, one upping each other, friendly or not so friendly competition and ribbing. In a sense like U.S. Marines have for other American service branches. Maybe also friction. I've heard that some Afrikaaners had hoped for a British defeat and subsequently didn't support the war. I'm sorry for the confusion, I should try to be more specific.