@CW turn 197 (August 5, 1942)
French Engineers repair the bridges at AlQanitir al-Qahiriya,
paving the way from Qalyub, Baktim, Al Mansuriya, and ... CUC-a-MON-ga!
Codeword of the 8th Armored is broadcast: "GO!!!"
The 8th Armored and 4th Infantry are fresh and full divisions,
finally sobered those chaps up after their adventures in Cairo.
They lead the left hook, 4th Infantry provides jabs to the body,
9th Australians ready their right cross ....
1st SA and the FR Foreign Legion hold the Nile.
Early reports of 10 Italian Caro Veloce tanks destroyed,
(it was only about 100 German tanks we got last time,
there are a couple dozen more, looks like they are retreating....
hundreds of British Valentines are racing through the desert at top speed,
while German and Italian infantrymen and mortarmen are dropping like flies.