I said the advance from Normandy, not in Normandy. Not everywhere in France is bocage country. In fact, very little of it is. Which is what I said. Cheers. Yes, the panzers got well ahead of the infantry, just as I said. In fact, the Germans had very few motorised infantry and relied on horses right through to the end of the war. Armoured recon or air support tended to do all the scouting, not the infantry. The whole point of having armour is mobility, you don't put the infantry in front of the tanks, it would slow them down. As has been noted already, wrong-o. The 2pdr was probably the best ATG in service at the time and every platoon had a Boyes rifle. The British troops were as well equipped for anti-tank warfare as any others. Again, I have never disputed that properly equipped and supported infantry can hold off armour.