Late June 1944, the 15th Scottish Division had punched a hole in the German defences near Caen, but now found itself attacked on both flanks of the resulting salient. After beating off a Scottish counter-attack the SS kampfgruppe under Albert Frey has resume its advance, with the village of Mouen dead in its sights.
With the British counter-attack fended off, the German squeeze of the Scottish Corridor could resume. The clatter of tank tracks moving along the main road told the British troops screening the flank of the corridor everything they need to know: a panzer kampfgruppe was coming their way! With the British defence still scrambling to go […]
Japan in the 16th century was a bad time to be a farmer. The wars for control of the country had lasted for generations, and local samurai rulers oppressed the peasant classes ruthlessly. But perhaps this village would be different, as a plucky band of rebels deployed to try to fight off the samurai lord […]
In late June 1944 British forces near Caen had the German under intense pressure. Striking deep into the German lines, the 15th Scottish division had found itself assaulted on both flanks of the salient. Now they in turn had launched their own counter-attack and taken back some of the ground recaptured by the Germans. Fresh […]
The British forces in the Scottish Corridor were in serious trouble. Simultaneous German attacks on both flanks of the salient had swept all opposition before them, and morale was wavering among the defenders. A counterblow against the Germans was vital to stabilise the corridor and deliver a much-needed psychological boost to the troops. The Highland Light […]