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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2023 9:07 p.m. PST

"With the bridges captured, Howard's concern shifted from the offence to the defence. He could expect a German counterattack at any time. He was not concerned about the safety of the river bridge, because British paratroopers were scheduled to begin landing around Ranville within thirty minutes, and they could take care of protecting that bridge. But to the front of the canal bridge, towards the west, he had no help at all – and a countryside jammed with German troops, German tanks, German lorries. Howard sent a runner over to the river bridge, with orders for Fox to bring his platoon over to the canal bridge. When Fox arrived, Howard intended to push his platoon forward to the T junction, as the lead platoon. Howard wanted them to take a fighting patrol role, breaking up any enemy preparations for attack.

Howard knew that it would take Fox some time to call his men in from their firing positions, for Sweeney to take over, and for Fox to march the quarter -mile from one bridge to the other. But he could already hear tanks starting up in Le Port. They headed south along the road to Benouville. To Howard's immense relief, the tanks did not turn at the T junction and come down towards the bridge, but instead continued on into Benouville. He surmised that the commanders of the garrisons in the two villages were conferring. Howard knew that the tanks would be back.

Tanks coming down from the T junction were by far his greatest worry. With their machine-gun and cannon, German tanks could easily drive D Company away from the bridges. To stop them he had only the Fiat guns, one per platoon, and the Gammon bombs. Parr came back to the CP from the west end of the bridge to report that he had heard tanks, and to announce that he was going back to the glider for the Fiat. 'Get cracking', Howard said…"

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4DJones21 May 2023 1:25 a.m. PST

…So the paras had Italian cars with them?

Something Wicked21 May 2023 2:07 a.m. PST

…and a PIAT/Fiat is not technically a gun either. 😉

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2023 3:48 p.m. PST



foxbat22 May 2023 5:00 a.m. PST

That's just a matter of arbitrary : it has been ruled that the PIAT cannot fail whatever the odds ;)

42flanker25 May 2023 10:24 a.m. PST

"a PIAT/Fiat is not technically a gun either"

Indeed. Although, according to James Holland it is a "Portable Infantry Anti-Tank gun."

donlowry25 May 2023 1:57 p.m. PST

I don't think I'd want to take on a tank with a Fiat, unless maybe in race -- and maybe not even then.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2023 3:23 p.m. PST



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