Kasserine Pass 1943

Rommel's last victory

Kasserine Pass 1943 cover

Kasserine Pass 1943

Rommel's last victory

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction/The strategic background/Operation Torch/Chronology/Opposing commanders/Axis commanders/Allied commanders/Opposing forces/Opposing plans/The Kasserine campaign/Operation Frühlingswind/Confusion at Sleitla/Operation Morgenluft/Operation Sturmflut: the battle for kasserine Pass/Command decisions/Supporting Montgomery: Operation Wop/Thefinal campaign in Tunisia/Campaign in Retrospect/The Battlefields Today/Further reading/Index

Product details

Published May 08 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841769141
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 75 b/w
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 152
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

Michael Welply

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