Kasserine Pass 1943

Kasserine Pass 1943

Rommel's last victory

Campaign 152
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Illustrator: Michael Welply
  • Short code: CAM 152
  • Publication Date: 8 May 2005
  • Number of Pages: 96
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The North African campaign of November 1942-May 1943 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.

Biographical Note

Steven J Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armored vehicle development. His main areas of interest are military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in World War II, and American armored forces.Michael Welply studied art first in Winnipeg and then in Paris. He began his illustrating career in 1977 and has worked for many publishers in Europe and the United States. He has illustrated over 50 books, ranging from historical work to fantasy and fairy tales.


The strategic background
Operation Torch
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

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