I pulled in with one of my platoons at Anguerny... It was quite a night. It was so confused-I'm only sure of parts of it. It continued at a hammer-and-tongs pace; the noise was deafening, with flashes everywhere and shrapnel coming down everywhere. We were run over by a convoy of [German] half-trucks. (I suspect they were trying to get to Colomby-sur-Thaon.)
There was one amusing incident-one of my dispatch riders saw the vehicles coming at quite a clip so he got up and yelled: 'slow down'; it was only then we realized they were German, and we let them have it. We didn't get anything other than a broken tripod on one of the Vickers where a half-track had gone right over the gun position.
The other part of the convoy kept going straight on; they were tackled by one of my sections, who after a hand-to-hand struggle with 36 grenades and Stens captured and killed 25 [Germans] and took three German vehicles. Sgt. Reed who managed that show received the Military Medal.