9 August 1944: Canadian infantry attack into the bocage - ''Operation Totalise'' using a PIAT anti tank weapon

A British infantryman prepares to fire a PIAT anti-tank weapon, Normandy, 9 August

Private Stanley Rodgers of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, who holds a PIAT anti-tank weapon, resting north of the Conca River en route to Rimini. September, 1944, Rimini, Italy.

Rimini, Italy September 1944 - Private Stanley Rodgers of the Highlanders of Canada, who has a PIAT anti-tank weapon, is resting north of the Conca River en route to Rimini.

Ortona - Private Edmund Arsenault of The West Nova Scotia Regiment aiming a PIAT anti-tank weapon from a slit trench near Ortona, Italy, 10 January 1944.

Private Edmund Arsenault of The West Nova Scotia Regiment aiming a PIAT anti-tank weapon from a slit trench near Ortona, Italy, 10 January

Royal Ulster Rifles, Parachute Regiment with PIAT anti tank weapon.

A member of the Royal Ulster Rifles parachute regiment carrying a PIAT anti-tank launcher,

A Piat gun of "C" Troop, 1st Airlanding Reconnaissance Squadron, in position behind a tree covering a road near Wolfheze in Holland during Operation 'Market Garden', 18 September 1944. © IWM (BU 1144)

A Piat gun of "C" Troop, Airlanding Reconnaissance Squadron, in position behind a tree covering a road near Wolfheze in Holland during Operation 'Market Garden', 18 September © IWM (BU

A PIAT (Projectile Infantry Anti-Tank) in action at a firing range in Tunisia, 19 February 1943.

A PIAT (Projectile Infantry Anti-Tank) in action at a firing range in Tunisia, 19 February

Canadian PIAT Ortona

Private Edmund Arsenault of The West Nova Scotia Regiment aiming a PIAT anti-tank weapon from a slit trench near Ortona, Italy, 10 January

British PIAT team Normandie France 9 August 1944.

British PIAT team Normandie France 9 August 1944.

Men of HQ Troop of 1st Airlanding Brigade Reconnaissance Squadron at Wolfheze on the outskirts of Arnhem 18 September 1944. The man on the left is manning a PIAT.

A Piat gun of "C" Troop, Airlanding Reconnaissance Squadron, in position behind a tree covering a road near Wolfheze in Holland during Operation 'Market Garden', 18 September © IWM (BU

A PIAT gunner of the 1st Norfolk Regiment during the advance on Wanssum, 26 November 1944

A soldier of Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry regiment, British (Wessex) Division carrying a PIAT launcher, northwestern Europe, 18 Nov photo 2 of 2

British Soldiers at the ready. The Soldier in the foreground is equipped with a PIAT Anti-Tank spring mortar.

British Soldiers at the ready. The Soldier in the foreground is equipped with a PIAT Anti-Tank spring mortar.

Private G. Mills of 2nd Gloucestershire Regiment, armed with a PIAT, 6 March 1945.

[Photo] Private G. Mills of British Gloucestershire Regiment with a PIAT launcher, northwestern Europe, 6 Mar 1945

PIAT and crew

PIAT and crew

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