14.38 and the 'ambush', such as it is, seems to be doing ok. The 11 Marmon-Harringtons are firing on the Italian column (at about 1,200 metres across flat desert) and the Bn mortars have pinned the lead unit. The 25 pounders are hitting the back of the column. The column has ground to a halt. Within a short space of time, however (around 45 minutes), the enemy starts to probe other routes south, coming over the hill shielding my ACs.