compared unfavourably with that used in German and Soviet tanks. In addition, three of the Churchills were equipped with flame-thrower equipment and all had adaptations enabling them to operate in the shallow water near the beach. Further to this, a former student identified that Dawe frequently requested words from his students, many of whom were children in the same area as US military personnel. Citation needed The Germans later also received reports of the bodies of German prisoners with their hands tied washing ashore after the Canadian withdrawal. The Second World War: An Illustrated History. 45 Other sources suggest that as many as 28 bombers were lost, and that the overall figure for destroyed and damaged Spitfires was. A b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Thompson, Julian. M, Retrieved: tkin 1980,.