This tank was recovered two kilometers out to sea in 1970, and restored before being put on display.
Welded to the tank are the insignia of the units that fought in the area, as well as a plaque in honor of Léo Gariépy, tanker with the First Hussars. A few yards away, a panel explains the role played by the 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade
On June 6, 1944, at seven-thirty, the First Hussars of the6th Canadian Armored Regiment, who had come to support the 7th Infantry Brigade of the 3th Canadian Infantry Division, stormed enemy positions between Courseullesand Bernières-sur-Mer. The Premiers Hussards dedicate this tank, which spent almost twenty-seven years at the bottom of the water, to the memory of all those who took part in this action.
The Sherman double-drive tank
The double-drive tank had a watertight chassis topped by a retractable canvas structure made rigid by air-inflated hoops. It moved through the water thanks to two rear-mounted propellers and, on touching land, reverted to a normal tank.