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Kasserine Pass 1943: Rommel's last victory (Campaign #152)
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 ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 8th 2005 by Osprey Publishing
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As with all Osprey's books, this provides a detailed analysis of a crucial battle. I enjoyed the clear maps and text, as well as the insight that this battle - a humiliating short-term tactical defeat - turned into a victory, and how the green US Army adapted and learned from its mistakes.
Steven Zaloga, an internationally recognized military historian, has written numerous books on the vehicles and campaigns of World War II. He has appeared in programs on PBS and The Military Channel. He lives near Baltimore, Maryland.More about Steven J. Zaloga...
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