Thursday, August 24, 1944
Outskirts of Paris
There was a lot of opposition to Leclerc’s advance on Paris which most stories do not bring out. One particular group of S.S. held out with 88-mm’s and the firing seemed to go on all day long. I can remember it very well as I had to keep passing with wounded. One hoped one would not hear the bark of the 88-mm. for it was a most evil gun. You very soon got used to that bark and the express train rush of the shells and everybody’s hearts sank. The two things most dreaded by our tank crews were the 88s and the Tiger tanks.
Out of the Sand, p. 209.
Dennis Woodcock, British ambulance driver, 2nd French Armored Division, XV Corps, U.S. Third Army