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Fighting in Vielsalm on 10 May 1940

Fighting in Vielsalm on 10 May 1940


The position in Vielsalm was occupied by the 8th Company.  The command post was located in the barracks.  - The 1st Platoon occupied the right of the position, and midway down the Bonalfa, it was reinforced by a military section of the 4th Platoon. - The 2nd Platoon occupied the left of the position in Rencheux either side of the level-crossing on the railway line. It was supported by the 2nd Military Section of the 4th Platoon and a T13 tank. - The 3rd Platoon occupied the central position near the dairy, on the railway embankment.

The battle: between 00.30 and 11.30: the Platoons were deployed.  Around noon: the 1st enemy infiltration from Neuville heading for the station. Firing began.  In the afternoon: several enemy attacks mainly on 2 and 3rd Platoon were repulsed by mortar fire.  In the evening: fighting continued until early evening. The CHA held their positions and the enemy retreated to the hills east of Vielsalm.  Around 20.30: The 3 Platoons receive the order to fall back.

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