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The 10th and nth Battalions in the retreat
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The D.L.I. at War: The History of the Durham Light Infantry 1939-1945
Limited preview - 2012
9th Battalion action active advance armoured Army arrived artillery attack battle became began bridge Brigade British Captain carried casualties clear Colonel column command Company complete continued course cover crossing defences Division Durham early east enemy fact fighting final fire flank force formed forward four French further German going guns Headquarters heavy held hills hold hundred infantry Italian Italy Japs joined killed landing later leading light Major March miles months morning mortar moved night objective occupied officers once operation ordered party passed patrol platoon Point positions prepared prisoners reached received Regiment remained reserve rest returned rifle river road round shelling short side soon successful taken tanks task took town troops turned unit village weeks whole withdraw wounded yards