Saturday, October 5, 2013

Oct

5

1943

The Germans counter attack at Termoli

A Sherman tank being recovered from the river Biferno near Campo-Marino, Italy, October 1943.

We had not yet been able to locate the German artillery observer who had crept into the town. Movement of troops and vehicles, even a party of two or three men, was always a challenge to him and a danger to us. We cursed him, but could not find him. I sent a party out to search for him at noon. Finally, at five, they pinpointed his location to a church tower. They crawled up the tower. “Come down — surrender!” my men called.