Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Date Athens Megara Navplion Tolos Kalamata
4/24-4/25 5th NZ Br. Corps troops
4/25-4/26 19th Brigade
Part 1st Ar.Br.
4/26-4/27 6th NZ Br. 4th NZ Br. Base details Base details 16th Br.
Part 1st Ar.Br. 3rd RTR 17th Br.
4th Hussars 4000 Base
This is based on the account in Vol.II of the Official History. We can see that General Wilson and his staff were not really up to the task that they had to perform, as it this stage they were making greater mistakes.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Thursday, March 08, 2012
They heard that the Germans were now on Euboea on 23 April 1941. They sent reconnaissance aircraft to verify the story, but they did not see anyone. There were concerns about the 1/Rangers guarding the crossing at Khalkis. They needed to hold the crossing until the 6th Brigade could be south of there by the evening of the 25th. The 6th Brigade would leave a rearguard at Tatoi until they saw the Rangers withdraw through there.
Meanwhile, at Thermopylae, the British medium guns dueled with the German artillery. The troops were gradually withdrawing towards the beaches where they would withdraw. Some of the troops headed for the beaches at Marathon. An effort was made to post rearguards along the way that would move back in stages. There was some concern that the Germans might take the Delphi Pass, and cut off the line of retreat. The general state is reflected by the condition of the 4th Husssars, reduced to 12 light tanks, 6 carriers, and one armoured car by 23 April. This is based on the account in Vol.II of the Australian Official History.