Wherever my grandfather had been around the previous days, on the morning of May 19, he is on the road again, the men are relocating from Cras-Avernas to Chastre, north-north-west of Gembloux.
The distance from Cras-Avernas to Chastre (1) is somewhat around 50 km – 60 km, depending on the route. They will have come through the area of Hannut and possible Gembloux (2) where only a few days ago the French and German forces had fought major tank battles.
My grandfather, together with Lt. Pohl, is taking the car to Gembloux first, then on to Namur. They are not quite sure the city is in German hands by now – so they are driving in, ready to defend themselves (which I think would not have been more than a desperate gesture should the city not have been taken already…). But they do find the town in German hands.
In general, the action has shifted even further to the west – a final situation map before (as of the next one), we will see the English Channel showing up on the map… and with it the Panzer Divisionen of Heeresgruppe A (which I will also include as of the next map).