The Sacrifice of 155 Battery, Sidi Nsir 1943

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In 1943 one battery of Royal Artillery was annihilated by an overwhelming German attack, but its brave self-sacrifice saved countless lives.
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Picture credits:

Kesselring image
By Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R93434 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5368753

Rommel
By Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1977-018-13A / Otto / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62039762

Tiger
By Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-554-0872-35 / Pirath, Helmuth / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5412588

German prisoners
By Bowman (Sgt), No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit – http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//47/media-47147/large.jpgThis is photograph NA 1882 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25297320

Knocked out Tiger
By Unknown author – http://weltkrieg2.de/Kriegstagebuch/1943/02/22-28-Februar.htm, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38634573

Hurricanes
By F/O G. Woodbine, Royal Air Force official photographer – This is photograph TR 866 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19608644

5.5" medium artilelry battery
No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Laing (Sgt) / Public domain

Hanomag 251
Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-217-0493-31,_Russland-Süd,_Schützenpanzerwagen

Verey (or Very) pistol
By Billlion – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6920966

Lord Milne
By (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) (1876-1955) – NPG, PD-US, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61537421

81mm mortar
Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-577-1917-08 / Haas / CC-BY-SA 3.0 / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)

25 pdrs
By Sergeant Travis, No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit – This is photograph E-25017 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums (collection no. 4700-32), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1488215
By Hobson, Phillip Oliver – This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16146587

Churchills
By Bourne (Sgt), No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit – http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//47/media-47113/large.jpgThis is photograph NA 911 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25297241

Semovente
By Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-784-0208-17A / Moosmüller / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24915789

Railway station of Sidi Nsir
Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-557-1020-27A / Appe [Arppe] / CC-BY-SA 3.0 / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)

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