The advance began to speed up and the Recce
parties were away again at dawn the following day, crossing the MELFA
past long rows of burnt out enemy and friendly tanks and nearly beating the Infantry
to the new position just short of CEPRANO.
37th Battery guns moved up the same day but since there was no one on the right flank
and the most distant FDLs
were but 2000 yards away the guns of the other two Batteries remained where they were
and followed up the next day.
From here on enemy counter-battery fire was much reduced but enemy guns from
the foothills on the right provided continual harassing fire on the