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"Kasserine Pass"
collaboration between myself and Ian David Soar
i did another one with this same marine called "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" - posted earlier

In his mind's eye during this battle - he pictures home -- what a better sight than the Empire State Building in the distance. Anyway - just my take. lol
A break in gothic women... hahahaaha

dedicated to all servicemen -- but especially to those, like my grandfather, who served so proudly in WWII.

The Battle of the Kasserine Pass was a battle that took place during the Tunisia Campaign of World War II in February 1943. It was a series of battles fought around Kasserine Pass, a 2 mi (3.2 km) wide gap in the Grand Dorsal chain of the Atlas Mountains in west central Tunisia. The Axis forces involved were primarily from the German-Italian Panzer Army (the redesignated German Panzer Army Africa) led by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and two Panzer divisions attached from the 5th Panzer Army. The Allied forces involved came mostly from the U.S Army′s II Corps commanded by Major General Lloyd Fredendall, which was part of the British 1st Army commanded by Lieutenant-General Kenneth Anderson.
Significant as the first large-scale meeting of American and German forces in World War II, the untested and poorly-led American troops suffered heavy casualties and were pushed back over 50 mi (80 km) from their positions west of Faid Pass in a rout. In the aftermath, the U.S. Army instituted sweeping changes from unit-level organization to the replacing of commanders. When they next met, in some cases only weeks later, the U.S. forces were considerably more effective.



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