Kasserine Pass 1943: Rommel's Last Victory

Kasserine Pass 1943: Rommel's Last Victory

by Steven J. Zaloga, Michael Welply
     
 

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Osprey's examination of the North African campaign of November 1942-May 1943 of World War II (1939-1945), which was a baptism of fire for the US Army. After relatively straightforward landings, the US II Corps advanced into Tunisia to support operations by the British 8th Army. Rommel, worried by the prospect of an attack, decided to exploit the inexperience

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Osprey's examination of the North African campaign of November 1942-May 1943 of World War II (1939-1945), which was a baptism of fire for the US Army. After relatively straightforward landings, the US II Corps advanced into Tunisia to support operations by the British 8th Army. Rommel, worried by the prospect of an attack, decided to exploit the inexperience of the US Army and strike a blow against their overextended positions around the Kasserine Pass. However, the Germans were unable to exploit their initial success, and later attacks were bloodily repulsed. The fighting in Tunisia taught the green US Army vital combat lessons, and brought to the fore senior commanders such as Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841769141
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/08/2005
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
743,801
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

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