Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tanks, but no tanks

During the Allied summer 1918 counter-offensive: “Lieutenant J.M. Mackay was shooting at German infantry when they hit his Camel and he came down 300 yards behind the enemy lines. Making a dash for freedom, he met one of our tanks and got inside. Finding it to be going further into action he opened the doors at the side and hopped out again and, under sporadic rifle fire made off westwards, and eventually rejoined the squadron at Bertangles.” – Lieutenant Ronald Sykes, 201 Squadron, RAF, quoted in Aces Falling, by Peter Hart.

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