Thursday, January 23, 2014

Jan

23

1944

Repeated bayonet attacks earn George Mitchell the VC

A German soldier with an MG 34 machine gun at Nettuno in Italy.

He reached the enemy machine gun unscathed, jumped into the weapon pit, shot one and bayonetted the other member of the crew, thus silencing the gun. As a result, the advance of the platoon continued, but shortly afterwards the leading section was again held up by the fire of approximately two German sections who were strongly entrenched.