This Day in History: 1943-04-06

Captain Nichol, commanding D Company of the 1st Battalion, was walking along a crest in the early dawn at Point 251 at Wadi Akarit with his kukri drawn when he was rushed by an Italian screaming for mercy. Nichol waved his kukri at him and told him to shut up, but the Italian gave a final scream and threw himself over the cliff. Nichol’s orderly gave him a burst from his tommy gun to finish him off.