After the wartime encounters at Lythan St Annes and Crich over the last two weeks, the action has spread further north and east to Sheffield where units of the Allied and German forces came to blows over a fuel dump in the park. The British 6th Airbourne were marking out the drop zone for re-inforcements when they were suprised by a German patrol, using the orange smoke used for marking the zone the British troops were able to escape in their jeep.
The German army then brought up re-inforcements, together with an SdKfz251 Aus C halftrack, to provide further protection.
But after a fierce firefight the German troops failed in their task and the fuel dump was blown up.
And a good day out for all at the Sheffield Heritage Fayre on the Bank Holiday Monday. The Northerm WW2 Association put on their usual good show full of explosions nad action for the crowds.
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