Monday, April 23, 2007
The German forces seem to have pulled out of Gazala after C Squadron, 3rd RTR, attacked them from the rear in December 1941
We are at the point of finishing summarizing Robert Crisp's book Brazen Chariots. In the last action, Robert was seriously wounded and his friend Harry Maegraith, an Australian, was killed. The attack by C Squadron, 3rd RTR, succeeded in its purpose, which was to cause the Germans to withdraw from Gazala, and to relieve pressure on the 4th Indian Division, them commanded by Frank Messervy, I believe. This was in mid-December 1941, in western Cyrenaica.