Kasserine Pass 1943

Rommel's last victory

Kasserine Pass 1943 cover

Kasserine Pass 1943

Rommel's last victory

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A highly illustrated account of The North African campaign of November 1942-May 1943 during World War II.

This campaign 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

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
The final campaign in Tunisia

The Campaign in Retrospect
The Battlefields Today
Further reading

Product details

Published 08 May 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

About the contributors


Steven J. Zaloga

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


Michael Welply


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