MartinR wrote:"I believe I was the only German to get shot the whole day."
Our FJ group was also fairly comprehensively mullered while trying to fight across the road on the far left flank, Boshman got one in the face, I was shot in the chest and pink panzer & I were blown apart by several grenades. Marsha survived however and we got patched up and proceeded on our way once the Home Guard had fled. We got a few of them as well
I had a look at the map afterwards and realised it had taken us the best part of three hours to move a mile to our 'cut off' position in the top woods. We only met one lonely SS man when we finally got there.
Yeah, I got at least 4 kills with my SMLE in that little skirmish.
Sorry to boshman for the face hit, the SMLE really is sub 350fps.
We had to move off as we were ordered to withdraw. Further up the road we were about to be cut off. As far as I know only me and Scott got away unscathed and that was by running like feck into the woodland on the south side of the road.