Relax soldier, Paris has fallen. You deserve a rest!
Two Cromwells being a escorted by a platoon of infantry stumbled upon a German Aufklarung platoon on the outskirts of a village in Normandy. The Infantry was backed up by a couple 25 pounders and an artillery observer. The German commander knew his only answer to the Cromwells was his infantry with their panzerfausts. After seeing a Cromwell advance up the lane and fire a shot over the left fender of a 250/9, a brave squad of Germans raced forward in their Opel Blitz and machine gunned the artillery observer breaking his radio communication. The squad of aufklarungs quickly hopped out and fired two panzerfausts into the front of the Cromwell leaving it burning on the small lane. Shortly after this, a couple 2cm shots from the 250/9 sent the crew of a 25 pounder running back to the beaches. This decisive moment altered the outcome of the engagement. The British commander valiantly fought on taking some
Casualties including a couple vehicles, but with a weakened flank and no artillery support he was forced to allow the German commander the key positions and withdrew off the field of battle. The German commander gained vital information and secured a village integral to the defense of the French countryside.