Thanks SDP for the ref. which I've added to the "books to read" post #2 above, I'm digesting as much of the specifics, "fancies" and intrigues of a couple of fascinating versions at the moment: Devon Wargames Group: Rauray 1944 - Battlegroup Panzer Grenadier And has a great little map that firmly has woods picked out on either side: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xzt_Obhgz7s/U53Ik-8Kh8I/AAAAAAAAHMg/8jTaAwygJfM/s1600/DSCF7122.JPG But where I'm trying to pin point the "British" tanks (hidden somewhere in the trees perhaps ) Nb it says: Armoured assets, of three troops of Shermans and a troop of M10's, were due to arrive about an hour into the battle. (That would be the cavalry then!!! unfortunately the description of how this one "played-out" ended halfway through the attack... ) And also on this page at this great website: http://www.rememberingscotlandatwar...-veteran-very-quickly-The-Battle-for-Normandy The Battle for Rauray (about 60% of the way down) Where it's hard to fathom out (though there is mention of British armour) what the British tanks were doing there, from the dates though these were most probably 24th L. (The SRY too - in the "drive south" and the taking of Rauray - perhaps 8th Armoured Brigade would be the best/better description there.) "The Battle for Rauray On D Day 50th Division had landed on Gold Beach and had pushed inland towards Bayeux. On 27th June British infantry and armour drove rapidly southwards to Rauray. This village commanded high ground. On 28th June Tyneside Scottish, part of 70th Brigade, successfully infiltrated Bretteville, south of Rauray. It was a hard fought battle. The British forces were made to withdraw from Bretteville. They reformed around Rauray, but the Rauray spur was in British hands. 29th and 30th June were quieter days. On the morning of 1st July a German counter attack drove straight for Rauray, isolating the Tyneside Scottish to the south. There was fierce fighting as the Tyneside Scottish and 11th Durham Light Infantry struggled to repel the Germans. The Germans began to withdraw at 10.00am but an hour later they made another counter attack. The British line held but at midday the German attacked again. The 70th Brigade had been heavily hit and Tyneside Scottish lost 132 men." It also adds a bit about the infiltration of Bretteville too - which would advance the British further than I had first supposed. It's a fascinating tale and one that I am sure to want to find much more about. All the best, Rm.