World War: Charge of the Fright Brigade

A German officer was escorting 20 British prisoners to the rear near Tobruk. The British kept fanning out; the German would round them up, but they would spread again. Suddenly two of the British cut & ran. The German fired a burst over their heads with a light machine gun. Hearing the shots, the entire personnel of an Italian artillery battery popped their hands up from behind some nearby rocks, surrendered to the running Britons.

Postscript: the Germans recaptured the Britons, released the Italians; the British then captured everybody.


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