the early days of May 1940, the air in the French town of Stonne was thick with tension. In the heart of this quiet, a lone figure stood resolute. The French Char B1 – a behemoth weighing 28 tons – was not the pinnacle of tank design. It was underpowered, often unreliable, and in the face of the German blitzkrieg, it seemed almost archaic. But as the sun rose on that May morning, Captain Billotte knew this was all they had. It had to be enough.
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