Then stop reading it.
Michael, I'm interested in what your trying to say, but I don't understand where you are going with all of his material.
It seems you have difficulties accepting the presence of 88s in Cagny, but I'll be damned if I can understand why
He (Rosen) was just latching on an convenient excuse for his failed attack. There were plenty of British guns within range on von Rosen's Tigers.
The truth at last!
I actually took you seriously for a moment.
But you’ve got your Goodwood time line of events mixed up.
The six available Tigers of Rosen's 3./503 left Maneville between 1100-1200 and headed toward Cagny. By that time, 3RTR and 2FFY had passed through the Cagny area at least an hour or two earlier.
Rosen's Tigers were travelling (+ facing) S/SW, and when they reached a point 1200m N/NE of Cagny, 2 Tigers were suddenly hit and penetrated by shots from the south, i.e. Cagny. Rosen could not determine what had fired on them, and so alarmed, withdrew back towards Maneville.
British accounts and WDs obviously indicate no British weapons were positioned to accomplish such a hit and penetration at that time, since 3 RTR and the remains of 2FFY were too far to the SW over the Caen-Paris road and trying to climb up Bourguebus Ridge by then to see or hit the Tigers. Gds Amd was still to the N, in the opposite direction. At that point, Rosen had not engaged or even spotted any British troops/tanks when those two Tigers were hit.
So, Rosen's 4 Tigers returned to Maneville and after some discussion at 503 HQ, (around 1400-1500) Rosen's 3./503 and the Tiger II’s of 1./503 launched an attack from Maneville to the W/NW and here engaged Gds Armd Div tanks - to the N/NW of Cagny.
It was here that Rosen readily admits 503 lost several tanks to British fire, including a tank ramming incident etc.
Your description seems to mistakenly conflate two different episodes separated by at least two hours, and involving different British units.
Far from making excuses, Rosen and other 503 (and British) veterans simply described what they saw happening.
No flak battery correctly positioned for an optimum arc for AA and ground bombardment could be concealed.
Exactly my point. German Flak were willing to sacrifice a certain amount of ‘correct positioning for an optimum arc of fire’ by concealing themselves in woods to avoid detection and obliteration from the air, yet retain the ability to shoot at enemy aircraft. Obviously.
Keep coping, Michael!