Saturday, December 7, 2013

Dec

7

1943

Shermans versus Panzer IVs in Italy

A Sherman tank of 50th Royal Tank Regiment near Caldari, 17 December 1943

Tug was bloody good, a trifle excited but did not let it affect his judgement. Pleased as a schoolboy. Having disposed of one we were at once fired on by another, and had to scuttle behind a house. Observation bad and we could only see A.P. [Armour Piercing] and Browning [machine gum] flashing back and forth between two invisible opponents. We thought he was behind a haystack so we waited with the gun pointing over the rear of the tank.