In a show of what could be achieved by a small but resolute group of French soldiers, the defenders of Thulin stopped the Germans in their tracks. The weight of enemy manpower and materiel soon was brought to bear on Pucinelliís brave men. The defenders were overwhelmed in the village and Pucinelli, injured, was captured at his command post. All resistance in Thulin did not end with Pucinelliís demise. A small group of die-hards destroyed all of their equipment and arms before a few groups of men slipped away. Despite the heroic defense, by 1100 hours the HQ of the 269 Regiment reported to division HQ that Thulin had fallen and hundreds of prisoners were in the bag. This small engagement would be but a footnote in the Battle of France 1940.
Attacker: French (Elements 9eme Company and 10eme Batallion de Chasseurs, 158eme Regiment d'Infanterie)
Defender: German (Elements Aufklarungs Abteilung 269, 269 Infanterie Division)