|Area of operations 25-5-1944|
|Right hand side battle group|
We travelled by two parallel roads until we were about two km. from a main cross road south of Gloucester. That was when two Amis AA half tracks came barrelling around a corner straight into the tank platoon and accompanying infantry support. The were faster than us in recovering and opened fire on the infantry causing some casualties. That was the last time they would fire though, Max quickly swung into action and fired two quick rounds at the half tracks with the rest of his platoon joining in. The results were as one would suspect, two burning enemy vehicles.
|Infantry scatter but armour engages and scores two hits.|
|The M8 GMC with the protecting AT gun section|
|The aftermath of a close quarters gun dual.|
The tank platoon was pressed very heavily by the AT guns and bazookas, but they managed to inflect enough damage to detoured them whilst only losing one other tank.The tanks then informed me that they had taken fire from a barn on their right flank. Their infantry confirmed that when they spotted more dug in infantry around the barn. I rapidly organised a combined assault on the barn and surrounding fields, driving as fast as possible to catch up with the now ready to assault infantry.
|The Amis in the field near the barn.|