Just read through this interesting thread. Whilst it has no bearing on the main issue, I note that according to Harman (see phylo_roadking #20 and Drew #90 with a snippet of an handwritten report posted by Croonaert #91 above): An officer of 7RTR on a scouting mission captured a German non-commissioned officer, and carried him back for interrogation. "I continued into Dainville and handed over the prisoner to a captain of the DLI for conveyance to Provost personnel. The troops displayed great animosity towards the prisoner, and I was compelled to draw my revolver and order them off before I could reach their officer." If the Germans had to rely on the Durham's officers for their protection they were out of luck. By the evening of the 21st most of the DLI officers were dead, and every single one of the eight companies present was commanded by a second lieutenant." Officer on a scouting mission gets a German non-commissioned officer for interrogation? None of this appears to be based on the actual report: Sergeant T. Hepple, the commander of 'Guinivere', a Mark I of B Company of the 7th Royal Tank Regiment later told his story: "The level crossing at Dainville was closed, so I was compelled to break through it, and proceeded about half a mile at high speed. Seeing two men attempting to hide in a cornfield I pursued them and opened fire with the .303 Vickers. One man surrendered and the other was apparently killed. I put the prisoner in the rear of the tank, covering him with my revolver while we went down the road. Three wrecked motor-cars were passed and one dead civilian. A mile further on we ran into a village occupied with German forces who opened fire with rifles. I turned round and came back to report to Captain M. W. Fisher. I continued into Dainville and handed over the prisoner to a captain of the Durham Light Infantry. The troops displayed great animosity towards the prisoner, and I was compelled to draw my revolver and order them off before I could reach their officer." Blitzkrieg in the West - Then and Now page 348.