US Soldier vs Afrikakorps Soldier

Tunisia 1943

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US Soldier vs Afrikakorps Soldier

Tunisia 1943

Description

Operation Torch, launched on 8 November 1942, landed Anglo-American forces in Vichy-controlled Morocco and Algeria to create a second front against the Axis forces in North Africa, catching Rommel's German and Italian forces in the claws of a giant pincer.

The US Army was powerfully well armoured and equipped, but fresh to war, and it showed. Organization suffered from a surfeit of peacetime theories and training was insufficient and ill-applied. Despite such failings the US GIs and their commanders learned very quickly, adapting to German tactics and the realities of mechanized warfare. The Axis forces in North Africa were seasoned by years of fighting against increasingly powerful British and Commonwealth forces, and were led by one of the Reich's most capable generals. The German doctrine of mechanized warfare had proved itself time and again, but ever-growing logistical and supply problems were blunting its effectiveness.

From Sidi Bou Zid to El Guettar, this fully illustrated study pits the US Army against the best that the Axis forces in Africa had to offer.

Table of Contents

Introduction / The opposing sides / Combat 1 / Combat 2 / Combat 3 / Analysis / Aftermath / Bibliography / Index

Product details

Published Jan 24 2019
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472828170
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Combat
Short code CBT 38
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steve Noon

Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art…

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