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The Attack on Festieux and the March to the Aisne; 20 May 1940.
By 10:00 AM, the 5th Company arrived at Courtrizy, finding the village clear of hostile troops, and established outposts. Two squads had orders to advance to the Reims road. Moving forward, they drew dmchine-gun and rifle fire from the south, the direction of the Reims road. However, the opponent withdrew shortly. An antitank gun of the 14th Company (antitank company) arrived and was directed to establish cover against hostile tanks at the Reims road. As the two squads reached the road, the antitank gun clashed with hostile tanks (four 18-ton tanks, and armored car and an armored ammunition carrier) that had driven up from the direction of Festieux, following the trail which leads through the woods just south of the Reims mad. Replying to the fire, of the hostile tanks, the antitank gun shortly was caught between tire from several directions and its crew killed. The hostile tanks continued to fire for a while on the security, elements along the edge of the woods and then turned back toward Festieux, driving along the Reims road. (Festieux is about 4 1/2 kilometers southeast of Eppes.).
That moment, a second antitank gun — which the company commander had ordered forward, as soon as he learned that hostile tanks were present - reached the position of the two squads and was directed to a favorable location.
Sources: Fotoalbum Frankreich 1940 Infanterie Regiment 75. Martes, 19 de Octubre de 2010, 20:42:16
The Attack on Festieux by the 5th Company, 75th Infantry, and the March to the Aisne, 20 May 1940. Foreign Military Digests. Oct 1941.
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