Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The attack on 27 November 1941

The first attacks on 27 November 1941 started at 5:30am, when the 2/2nd King's African Rifles climbed the slope at Daflecha. The 1/6th King's African Rifles were sent against Lower Daflecha. When the 2/2nd's attack succeeded, the 1/6th was sent to exploit the breakthrough. They had taken Daflecha by 2pm. The 4/4th King's African Rifles attacked at 1:50pm, and they were successful. "The enemy fled into the arms of Nurk's Shoans up from the south". The night before, the 79th Foot had taken an outpost of Diridiba. They went for the Fanta posts at dawn. The guerillas had wiped out the Blackshirts by 8am. When they realized that there was nothing between them and Gondar, they moved into the town. This is based on the account in Vol.II of the Official History.

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