Saturday, February 10, 2007

An action on day eleven of the Crusader Battle

Robert Crisp was sent off to attack motorized infantry to the northwest. He took has five tank squadron and headed off in that direction. He ran into a unit of enemy vehicles and soldies, including anti-tank guns in portee, such as how the British used 2pdr guns from their vehicle. Robert's commanding officer came on the radio to tell them to head off on another bearing, but Robert's squadron was embroiled in this action with the anti-tank guns and was not in a position to disengage. Every Stuart in Robert's squadron was firing their machine guns, and soon, their opponents had their fill and pulled out to withdraw. Robert's tank chased a truck that was ignoring the machine gun fire. He ordered the tank to stop so that the gunner could fire the 37mm gun at the truck. The truck was hit and stopped, the crew bailing out and surrendering to them. This is based on the account in Robert Crisp's book Brazen Chariots.

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