Tank mishap, 1953
Frank Praytor ©Stars and StripesSeoul, Korea, May, 1953: A heavy British-owned tank rests on its side in the middle of a busy Seoul street after it fell off the trailer that was hauling it through the city. Pvt. John Turner of London was driving the tank transport around the curve of a traffic circle when suddenly, "I heard a loud boom. That was it." The big tank "tumbled off the trailer, swerved, and one of the front wheels fell off." Turner, due to rotate back to London in six days after a 16-month tour of duty in Korea, had to remain until a board of inquiry investigated the accident, in which no one was injured.