Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Jul

3

1942

Falling back to the El Alamein line

4.5-inch field gun firing at night against enemy armoured concentrations at El Alamein, July 1942.

We increased speed, and at length found that we were passintg south of the defended box at El Alamein station. With difficulty we managed to persuade the South African who were manning it, that we were not enemy, but only after some of our lorries had been hit, the flames of which acted as beacons, attracting part of an enemy attack which had already been launched against the western face of the box.