By Peter Grose
In may possibly of 1942, the conflict appeared very distant to such a lot Sydneysiders - until eventually the evening the 3 eastern midget submarines crept into the harbour and brought on an unforgettable evening of mayhem, excessive farce, chaos and braveness. A ground-breaking new examine probably the most remarkable tales of Australia at conflict.
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Several A of the lorries had machine-guns mounted and manned against air attack. how long the convoy was, and so after 10 or 15 vehicles had passed, I put myself at the head of the column and drove on to Avesnes. Shortly before the town we had to make a detour across country where the road was closed by burning It was impossible to see through the dust vehicles. At length we arrived at the south-west entrance to Avesnes, where we found part of the Battalion Paris [the commander s name] installed near FRANCE, 1940 26 led the lorry convoy on to a the cemetery.
He was surprised that the division had not already moved off. I described to him our plan. The intention was first to gain the frontier near Sivry, while, at the same time the Reconnaissance Battalion recon noitred the Maginot Line over a wide front and the mass of the artillery moved into position round Sivry. Then the Panzer Regiment, under powerful artillery cover, was to move in extended order up to the French line of fortifications. Finally, the Rifle Brigade, covered by the tanks, was to take the French fortifications and remove barricades.
L6 FRANCE, 1940 slowly laid down their arms. Others tried to make a quick getaway down the road to the south. I now occupied myself for a short time with the prisoners. Among them were several officers, from whom I received a number of requests, including, among other things, permission to keep their batmen and to officers, have their kit picked up from Philippeville, where it had been left. It was greatly to my interest that the Philippeville garrison should surrender quickly and without fighting, so I granted the requests.