U Series. Lieutenant Dickenson's experiences at Molos
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Lieutenant Dickenson of Auckland, a Commander of a machine gun platoon, talks about his experiences at Molos when he encountered enemy tanks while walking around his sections' area.
On Thursday 24 April his platoon was in position with an infantry battalion. They were to pull out that night, and as the New Zealand brigade was holding the whole front, the day seemed very long.
He decided to walk around his section area, and as he did this four enemy tanks appeared on the road 150 yards from him. One of the tanks guns swung round as if to shoot, when three of our guns hit the tank at once. The other two turned around and started back. Another of our guns hit one of these and it blew up in front of Lieutenant Dickenson.
Reference number 12200
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Dickenson, Mr., Speaker/Kaikōrero
Date 08 May 1941