Not all the tank crews took part in the exercises at Yvrench. Views clearly differ on just how good the briefings and training were. Some crews were quite content that everything had been done to prepare them for the tasks ahead; they had been told precisely what they had to do. Others were less certain. But all agreed that morale remained high; there was a wonderful esprit de corps and great comradeship. No one seemed fearful of the fighting to come.
Photo – Band of Brothers. Credit Stephen Pope http://www.firsttankcrews.com