Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Jul

10

1942

Australians return to battle at Tel el Eisa

A Quad artillery tractor and 25-pdr field gun of 9th Australian Division, 9 July 1942.

Next morning, the 10th July, we were awakened at about 05.00 hours by the dull thunder of artillery fire from the north. I at once had an inkling that it boded no good. Presently came the alarming news that the enemy had attacked from the Alamein position and overrun the Sabratha Division, which had been holding a line on either side of the coast road.