Monday, February 05, 2007

From Brazen Chariots: returning from battle, Robert Crisp returned to the 3rd RTR HQ

Robert Crisp returned to the 3rd RTR HQ. He encountered another squadron commander, smoking his pipe and sitting in his tank, as his 37mm gun was fired at high elevation for long range. Robert felt like he was one of those who did not support his attack, and had contributed to the loss of his squadron. He screamed at the officer, and then realized that he would not be able to hear him, with his headset on his ears. Robert would probably be glad, later, that the officer did not understand him. Still, the officer had a guilty look, like he understood. Robert called ahead and asked for a medical officer to stand by to treat his wounded gunner. When they stopped, and the Dr. MacMillam walked out, Robert jumped down and started to run. Instead, Robert fell, and realized for the first time that he had been wounded in the foot. This is based on the account in Robert Crisp's book Brazen Chariots.

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