Friday, April 07, 2006

The 5th Indian Brigade in the beginning of the "second phase"

The 5th Indian Brigade attacked at Kissoue, early on 15 June 1941. The defense was not alert, and after repelling two counter-attacks, the 4th Indian Brigade was able to consolidate its position in possession of Kissoue with a night attack. The 1st Royal Fusiliers, the third battalion of the 5th Indian Brigade, was having a difficult time at Kuneitra. They were attacked by a strong force, and there were no resources to send to aid them. Almost to a man, they were taken prisoner. This is based on the account in Vol.II of the Official History.

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