Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Jun

5

1942

The battle for the Gazala Line continues

A British infantryman takes the surrender of the crew of an enemy supply truck in the Western Desert, 2 June 1942.

Very soon we were joined by seven or eight Tanks which took up position immediately to our front, everything was now moving forward at a steady pace, soon we came under shell fire, high explosive anti tank and air bursts, trucks were being hit and taking fire, the soilders who had been on board were picked up by another truck. Soon we were ordered off the trucks and were to advance on foot, each company now operating individually.