Rommel’s 7th Panzer Division had established a small bridgehead across the Somme, but the construction of a pontoon bridge was prevented by interdicting fire from the nearby town of Hangest. . . Self-propelled howitzers were brought forward to bombard the defenders, and an assault by motorcycle infantry was launched. The attackers slowly fought their way into Hangest, but the colonial infantry resisted fiercely even in the face of point-blank fire from the SP guns. . .
Attacker: German (Kradschützen Bataillon 7 / sIG Kompanie 705)
Defender: French (5ème Compagnie, 44ème Régiment d'Infanterie Coloniale)