As the last line of defense before Dunkirk, the defense of Calais was of paramount importance to the British Expeditionary Force. Any delay caused to the German assault force would be all the more time allowed for the evacuation of Dunkirk. On May 22, the Germans had reached the gates of Calais. Orphanage Farm, site of Air Defence Calais’ headquarters, under Lt. Col. R.M. Goldney, became the focal point of the battle for the next five hours.
Attacker: German (Elements of 1st Panzer Army)
Defender: British (Headquarter Elements of Air Defence Calais)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: German Night: No
East of Calais, France 1940-05-23
Squads: A:12.0 D:9.5
AFVs: A:4 PzKpfw IIIF x 3 PzKpfw IVC x 1
Guns: A:0 D:3 40mm Bofors x 1 25 PstK/37(f) AT x 2