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(L to R) Waldemar Pliska, Ernest Slarks, Wilhelm Fischer and Ken Tout.<br />
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This is the poignant moment two German Tiger tank drivers and their British counterparts met for the first time 72 years after they fought on opposite sides in the Second World War.<br />
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Wilhelm Fischer and Waldemar Pliska helped instill terror in British troops by manning the fearsome fighting machines and unleashing hell with their huge 88mm guns.<br />
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Two of the enemy with first hand experiences of the heavily armoured Tigers were British tank men Ernest Slarks and Dr Ken Tout.<br />
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Now aged in their 90s the four old foes became friends when they assembled for the launch of an historic exhibition at the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset.