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DS Phelps

Would this make a good scenario?

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Sgt Aubrey Cosens VC 1st Bn Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

- Killed 26th February 1945, age 24.

- Son of Charles E. and Yvonne Cosens, of Latchford, Ontario.

- VC citation London Gazette 18th May 1945:

In Holland, on the night 25/26th February, 1945 the 1st Battalion The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada attacked the hamlet of Mooshof. Sergeant Cosens' platoon, with tanks in support, had as their objective enemy strong-points in three farm-buildings. They were twice beaten back and were then fiercely counterattacked. Their casualties were heavy, including the platoon commander killed. Sergeant Cosens assumed command of the few survivors of the platoon, and placed them so as to give him covering fire while he crossed open ground to the one remaining tank and directed its fire. After a further counter-attack had been repulsed, Sergeant Cosens ordered the tank to attack the three farm-buildings, the remaining men of his platoon following in close support. He himself entered the three buildings in turn, alone, and killed or captured all the occupants. Immediately afterwards he was shot by a sniper, and died almost instantly. His outstanding gallantry, initiative and determined leadership resulted in the capture of a position which was vital to the success of the future operations of the Brigade.

Groesbeek War Cemetary

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I think I saw the "Mooshof Melee" action converted to a CM scenario several times. Can´t remeber where it was, maybe the Scen depot or Boots n tracks ect. No reason not to try again IMO. :eek:

AFAIK the heroic action of Major Tilston before the Hochwald layback in 2.45 wasn´t converted yet! (Visited the real place several times during the past years) :cool:

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