On the night of may 21/22 a small New Zealand force was attacking the germans at Aliame. One machine gun nest was calling particular trouble when 2nd lietenant Charles Hazlitt Upham a peace time farmer from New Zealand south island appeared out of the dark. advancing fearlessly firing his pistol and lobbing hand granades. He so rattled the gunners that his men were able to destroy the postion with ease. Later between may22 and 30 Upham was wounded by two mortar shells and recieved a bullet in the foot yet carried on leading his men for such exploits on Crete. Upham won the VC now a captian he won another VC .A year later at Aleiman despite two serious wounds he knocked out a german tank and severall machine gun postions then got taken prisoner and spent the rest of the war in a pow camp.