"Night Hodgepodge" -- Although General De Lattre has told Colonel Bonjours of his desire to officially enter Toulon on August 22nd, it was impossible due to the numerous pockets of Germans still scattered throughout the city. Even though the skirmishers and hunters of the "Shock" Battalion had fought into the center of town, they were still too few to have eliminated all German resistance. The point elements of the battalion settled in for the night in dispersed order throughout the buildings surrounding their deepest penetration. Shortly before dawn, noise from Place Graviere woke the men in the platoon, commanded by Aspirant Bonnard and Second Lieutenant Fournier, installed around Place d'Espagne. Unlike earlier disturbances, this was not the sound of a lone soldier seeking cover. A troop of men marched in two files across the pavement, speaking urgently and watching carefully.
Attacker: German (Kompanie 1 and FlaK elements, MKA 28)
Defender: Free French / Partisan (FFI) (2ème Compagnie, Bataillon de Choc "Astaire", 3ème Division d'Infantarie d'Afrique/FFI Group "Reinhardt")