Here's another historical snippet I ran across. I posted it on my blog, but I thought I'd repost the text here. The Military Cross was given to Captain Richard Thomas Meurig Williams of 278 Battery 71 (Welsh) Anti-Tank Regiment of 53 (Welsh) Division. It was a “periodic” MC, meaning it was given for multiple acts of bravery rather than one specific incident. The fourth incident is the one I want to report: On 10 April 45 with two Valentine tanks and an SP 17-pr [Archer] he went to reinforce ‘C’ troop which had been cut off and were being heavily attacked by a determined force of German marines. On arrival he found the troop hemmed in by various parties of Germans working their way round in the woods and scrub. Completely disregarding the danger from panzerfausts and enemy anti-tank guns he proceeded to advance against the enemy with his two tanks leaving the SP to give covering fire. He scoured the copses and scrub shooting many Germans and so demoralized them that they withdrew into the village of Hulsen some running, some crawling, and some riding bicycles. He pursued them to the edge of the village and shot up any house from which the enemy opened fire. When all was quiet he returned to the troop position. From then on the enemy stopped all offensive action and was later dealt with by 7 RWF. I don’t know if this was the last action by Valentines during WW2, but it’s the latest I know in such detail.