Kasserine Pass.

  • 341 Pages
  • 4.24 MB
  • English
Houghton Mifflin Co. , Boston
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Tun



LC ClassificationsD766.99.T8 B5
The Physical Object
Pagination341 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5982824M
LC Control Number66012063

"Kasserine Pass" is an in depth study of the events leading up to and concluding with the battle of Kasserine Pass.

The work is much broader than the title would indicate. Author Martin Blumenson sets the scene by describing the forces, military and political, Italian, German, French, American and British which would lead to the dramatic battle/5(10).

An informative book covering the Torch landings in North Africa up to and including the Battle of the Kasserine Pass. Well researched and well written, this book looks at the Battle from both sides and looks at all the forces involved whether American, British, French or German.4/5(51).

Kasserine Kasserine Pass. book Battles Staff Ride Background Materials. Readings. Volume I, Part 1 PDF ( MB) Volume I, Part 2 PDF ( MB) Doctrines and Lessons Learned. Volume II, Part 1 PDF ( MB) Volume II, Part 2 PDF ( MB) Volume II, Part 3 PDF ( MB) Volume II, Part 4 PDF ( MB).

Enemy ttacks Through Kasserine Major Routes and Options. Overlay tracedfrom sheet series Tunisia J o Troaay ma by Jlaeo roq th Engineers Disposition Before the Battle of Kasserine Pass Tunisia February. S d ~ s \ ~ Battles Kasserine Pass. book Kasserine Including British th rmored Size: 2MB. The Battle of Kasserine Pass was fought February, and was the first major clash between American and German forces during World War II.

Soon Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, admiringly dubbed the “Desert Fox” by the British, would teach the rookie Americans a lesson on the art of war at. The Battle of Kasserine Pass The battle that defined for the American Army the tough realities of what war with the German army truly meant.

February 5, In Novemberthe American and British forces launched Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa through French Morocco and Algeria. Battle of Kasserine Pass, (14–24 February ), World War II event. The Axis offensive along the Kasserine Pass, in a gap in the Atlas Mountains of west-central Tunisia, was the first large-scale encounter in World War II between the Axis and the U.S.

army. Although the Americans suffered a humiliating setback, they recovered quickly (with British reinforcements) and prevented the Axis from.

The Battle of Kasserine Pass was a series of battles of the Tunisia Campaign of World War II that took place in February Covering Kasserine Pass, a 2-mile-wide ( km) gap in the Grand Dorsal chain of the Atlas Mountains in west central Tunisia. The Axis forces, led by Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel, were primarily from the Afrika Korps Assault Group, elements of the Italian.

The North African campaign of November May 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.

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Rommel tested the mettle of the forward U.S. Army units at Kasserine Pass in Februarythe subject of this very interesting Osprey Campaign Series book by Steven Zaloga. The author sets up the situation in North Africa in earlythen describes the /5(19).

The Kasserine Pass was about a mile wide at its narrowest, and the Allies chose to defend it by spreading four task forces across the valley floor, leaving the shoulders of the pass largely undefended.

The Germans promptly outflanked the flatlanders to control the pass. This text covers the desert battle at Kasserine Pass in Februarythe first real confrontation between American and German troops and the one that pitted Eisenhower's and Patton's leadership against Rommel's/5.

Buildup to Kasserine: The Run for Tunis and Battle of Sidi Bou Zid. The real-life Battle of Kasserine Pass took place in February ofshortly after the United States entered the war. The battle was the first for the Americans in Africa.

They, along with their British and French allies, were seeking to defeat Erwin Rommel’s fearsome Afrika Korps Assault Group. Kasserine Pass book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Osprey's examination of the North African campaign of November Ma /5(1). "Kasserine Pass" is an in depth study of the events leading up to and concluding with the battle of Kasserine Pass.

The work is much broader than the title would indicate. Author Martin Blumenson sets the scene by describing the forces, military and political, Italian, German, French, American and British which would lead to the dramatic battle/5(10). Kasserine fell back into Allied hands and General Rommel was now to turn his attention towards General Montgomery in the East who was firmly engaged - and making steady progress - against the Germans at the Mareth Line.

There are a total of (12) Kasserine Pass - WW2 Timeline (February 19th - 25th, ) events in the Second World War timeline.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Blumenson, Martin. Kasserine Pass. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., (OCoLC) Document Type: Book.

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Find items in libraries near you. Advanced Search Find a Library. The Kasserine Pass was the site of the United States’ first major battle defeat of the war.

General Erwin Rommel was dispatched to North Africa in.

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Battle of the Kasserine Pass Commanders. Allies. The 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army marches through the Kasserine Pass and on to Kasserine and Farriana, Tunisia 26 February Lloyd Fredendall (U.S.) Kenneth Anderson (U.K.) Axis Powers Erwin Rommel (Germany) Kasserine Pass Order of Battle.

All Axis. About The Kasserine Pass. The Battle of the Kasserine Pass was a World War II battle which formed part of the clash between Allied and Axis forces to gain control of Tunisia, known as the Tunisia Campaign.

It would be the worst defeat the US had yet experienced in the course of the war. culminated in near disaster at Kasserine Pass in February In the process, the U.S.

Army learned a major lesson on the appropriate rela-tionship between air and ground forces—a lesson that it later put to good use. Kasserine Pass is the only important battle fought by the Armed Forces—either in World War II.

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For the Allies, the Battle of Kasserine Pass in February was a rude awakening. During a pivotal three-week period—as the entire world fixed its gaze upon a Free shipping over $ United States Army Center of Military History.

Kasserine Pass: Defeat is a Matter of Scale, by MAJ Eric Evans, 45 pages. The Battle of Kasserine Pass is marked by history as an embarrassing defeat of American soldiers during their first major action against Germany in World War II; some historians even go so far as to anticipate defeat in the first battles of all major American wars.

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The Battle of Kasserine Pass. The series of engagements in and around the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia marked the first time American forces engaged in full-scale combat against German forces in the Second World War. As they entered the campaign, the general feeling among the Americans was one of great.

KASSERINE PASS, BATTLE OF. KASSERINE PASS, BATTLE OF. In a series of engagements in Tunisia during World War II that reached a climax near the Algerian border at the Kasserine Pass, combined Italian and German forces in February drove American and French troops back about fifty miles from the Eastern to the Western Dorsale events grew out of two actions: the.

The battle of Kasserine Pass ( February ) was Rommel's final success in North Africa, and saw the inexperienced Americans suffer a heavy defeat at the hands of the Germans. Home - Book Shop - Wars - Battles - Biographies - Timeline - Weapons - Blog - Full Index - Subjects - Concepts - Country - Documents - Pictures & Maps.

Read "Kasserine Pass Rommel's last victory" by Steven J. Zaloga available from Rakuten Kobo. The North African campaign of November May was a baptism of fire for the US Army.

After relatively straightfor.The Battle of Kasserine Pass was the first time the US Army faced a mechanized, combined-arms German assault, notes Museum Senior Historian Robert Citino in Museum materials previewing the February 24 Symposium, for which Citino will serve as leadoff speaker.

"Most analysts then and since have described the battle as a near-disaster for the untried Americans, pitting an ill-prepared army.Get directions, maps, and traffic for Kasserine. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit.