Saturday, January 06, 2007
Robert Crisp and Harry Maegraith encounder a Pzkw IV
Still on the seventh day of the Crusader Battle, Robert Crisp's friend Harry Maegraith called him to point out a German tank, roaming aimlessly about. They determined that the tank was a Pzkw IV, and they determined to knock it out. Harry's suggested plan was that Robert would race around in front of the tank, to get the crew's attention while Harry came up behind to take a shot at it. Robert would pop up, from a hull down position, take a shot, and then drop back down. He could see Harry moving up behind the Germans. Harry shot up close behind the Pzkw IV, only 20 yards away. A shell had just landed in front of Robert's Stuart. He saw Harry's 37mm gun fire, and then the hatch onthe Pzkw IV opened and a white cloth waved in surrender. Robert and Harry accepted the crew's surrender. This is based on the account in Robert Crisp's book, Brazen Chariots.