Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dec

5

1943

Account of infantrymen versus Tiger tanks

British troops and local civilians examine a knocked-out German PzKpfw VI Tiger tank, 19 July 1943.

By belly crawling and short monkey runs I got near to the river bank. I now knew why we could get no support, our radio operator was lying on the bank part of him bobbing up and down in the river, the rest of him lying on the bank with his smashed radio. Now out of the ditch and in the open I could see two Tigers up river stationary and able to fire along the river. To my right about a hundred yards away was a small clump of trees and bushes.