"Bypassed Cambrai early on, as ordered by Gen. Reinhardt - hit a French armour speed bump just outside Arras which delayed us for at least 2 hours. Then finally a very large mechanised French infantry division* arrived on our right flank and it put up a fighting resistance for 2 hours prior withdrawing back into Bethune - which we carried with our first attack. We are now washing our dusty feet in La Manche. I am currently recce-ing for the landing barges you promised us for Sea Lion sir! Pickets have been posted and re-supply is underway for all our units. I await your orders."
14 PD on the move. Photo by Bob Cordery
14PD taking on 5 DIM.
Happily for the Germans, the veterans of 14PD prevailed.
* - this was 5 DIM (5th Motorised Infantry Div).