By now, the end of the war in North Africa was approaching, with the Axis armies being driven from one rearguard position to another. On 6 April, the battle of Wadi Akarit opened. The role of the 5th Seaforth Highlanders was to capture Djebel Roumana, the highest point of the line, The battalion advanced in the pre-dawn darkness, surprising and capturnig a number of Italian troops. After consolidating, the troops started to move on to the next phase objective, when they were pinned down by a hail of mortar bombs and fired on by Spandaus. Several men were wounded, and Ian McKensie, the 2ic, had disappeared. Major Jack Davidson, the commander of D Company, ordered the men to fall back to Point 198 and defend it against the counterattack now being mounted by troops of the 15th Panzergrenadier Division.
Attacker: German (Elements of 15th Panzergrenadier Division)
Defender: British (D Company, 5th Seaforth Highlanders)