|June 13th, 1944|
D-Day +7. The British are advancing toward Caen and are coming to a grinding halt by the elite German Panzer-Lehr Division at a town called Tilly-sur-Seulles. The British 7th Armored Division is ordered to flank southeast around the Germans through the town of Villers-Bocage and capture the high ground beyond, called Point 213. The British advancing through the area are being opposed by Michael Wittmann, commander of the 2nd Company in the 101st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion. Wittmanns orders are to position his unit behind the Panzer-Lehr-Division to cover their open left flank. At approximately 0900 hours, Wittmann's Tiger emerges from cover to the surprise of the entire advancing British column thus opening the battle for Villers-Bocage.