Part one can be found here
Late at night on August the first 1990, Kuwaiti Intelligence learned of the impending Iraqi invasion. They immediately flashed the warning up through the chain of command. The Kuwaiti 35th Brigade hurriedly started to mobilise its Chieftain tanks. They were hampered by having some squadrons detached to guard duties elsewhere, and numerous soldiers away on leave.
Meanwhile other troops started to load ammunition into the tanks. Unfortunately this wasn't complete by the time the unit moved out at 0600. In the previous 8 hours the 35th Brigade had managed to find 36 full crews, and partially load their tanks with ammunition. There hadn't been time to boresight (zero) the guns, and the tanks were carrying insufficient supplies of water. The number of tanks was further reduced when one tank broke down on the very short march north.
The 35th Brigade deployed two battalions that day. The 7th Battalion had 25 tanks, in three understrength companies while the 8th Battalion, was just a single company of ten tanks.
The pounding the Iraqi's were taking suddenly let up. Lieutenant-Colonel Al Wazan, the commander of 7th Brigade had received orders to cease fire and return to base! For a few moments the Iraqi's could collect their battered wits, then LTC Al Wazan used his initiative and ordered his battalion to open fire again.
By now the 8th Battalion had arrived on the battlefield. There was an Infantry unit inside Al Jahra that would be surrounded so the 8th Battalion was ordered to advance and link up with the Infantry.
Almost immediately after taking up positions a car came screeching up behind Cpt Ali's tank. He was happy to see the gunner from his normal crew leap out of the drivers seat. The gunner was the battalions best shot, and had been at home on leave when the news of the Iraqi attack had come in.
No sooner than the gunner had taken his seat, he spotted and killed an Iraqi command/observation vehicle that was mostly obscured by a bridge. Then an Iraqi platoon of three T-72's wormed its way through Al Jahra and tried to launch a flank attack on the 8th Battalion. The Kuwaiti tanks easily spotted them and destroyed all three.
The battery commander upon seeing the tanks approach at first thought they were Saudi re-enforcements so he closed with them. As he got closer he saw the tanks were T-72's. If he ran now after being spotted, the Iraqis would realise they were Kuwaitis and obliterate them.
So he decided to bluff, he walked up to the lead T-72 and spoke to the commander and gathered some intelligence on the Iraqis. When the tanks drove past they were none the wiser.
With enough warning from the artillery position the 8th Battalion shifted so that it refused its left flank, and could keep the Hammurabi Division to its front and also cover the back of the 7th Battalion. The Medina T-72's stormed down the road towards Al Jahra unaware of exactly what was happening.
By early afternoon however, the 35th Brigade was running out of ammunition, the tanks had three rounds left at most and many had less. Equally the lack of water was becoming a concern. The biggest issue was that the Medina Division was forming up for another attack from the rear. With no other choice LTC Al Wazan ordered his brigade to retreat. The brigade crossed the border into Saudi Arabia at 1630.