ClintHardware wrote: Legged it at maximum speed = 8 m.p.h on average if dragging 25-Pdrs and limbers. That really is legging it.
Retreating at maximum speed is legging it as fast as you can.
ClintHardware wrote: DAK KTB does not agree with your Vorausabteilung Knabe at this point, ...
My Vorausabteilung Knabe????
I posted details from Spt Gp WD
How does DAK KTB disagree with the Spt Gp WD?
More detail can be found in other German KTBs.
ClintHardware wrote:... but then it is lacking detail in places.
The DAK KTB is a corps level diary. It has the level and quantity one would expect from a corps level diary. The WDF WD has even less 'detail' on the skirmish with a similar amount of words. However, one sentence grabbed my attention:
Importance of preventing enemy securing area BARDIA - CAPUZZO - SOLLUM - BARDIA stressed.
Given the Germans drove into Bardia and Sollum without a fight, and Capuzzo was taken quite sharpish too, it seems Gott didn't understand how important
it was or perhaps he didn't feel the importance
to him strongly enough to merit greater effort.
ClintHardware wrote:The tanks might be the awesome armour of the scratched together single squadron of the 7th Hussars - can't recall what date they reached the frontier. They spent weeks entertaining themselves trying to ambush at least one 8-Rad (the 8-Rads kept legging it). The 7th Hussars final attempt at bagging an 8 Rad was foiled by a helpful American Major and then they handed their massive Light Tanks Mk. VI Bs over to the 3rd Hussars. There always has to be an American to make the film popular with the American public. No nurses in a truck needing a pint of Carlsberg so far found.
The tanks mentionned in my previous post, the Spt Gp WD, were referring to German pantsers not British tanks. Pantsers which were not there, but were claimed to be by unreliable eyewitness. If they had been there, it would help your miscalculation on pantser losses though.
Off the top of my head, the 7H squadron were involved in probing action on the 15th or 16th.
I have absolutely no idea what you are on about regarding nurses, Carlsberg and American films.