It was 0800 and there was no time to waste. There were battle positions and observation post to occupy.
In this blog entry, a pictorial blog entry depicting the first minutes leading to contact. This is a rush post before I leave for the office. More pictures coming up later today.
|The view from the southern extreme of BP1. This Leopard tank is facing southeast towards Coppenbrugge.|
|The view from OP1, looking southwest. Coppenbrugge is in the far background, at the end of the ridge.|
|Dismounts at OP2. The dense forest made it very tricky for the Marder IFV to maneuver. The open terrain west of Coppenbrugge is in the background.|
|The amount of terrain that can be covered from OP3 (north) is just fantastic. This Marder IFV stays in a turret down position, trained on the south part of the battlefield.|
|The view from OP3 (south). Route L425 is in the far background, over the ridge.|