Just two weeks after he married his sweetheart he was captured in Tunisia at The Battle of Kasserine Pass
on February 21, 1943.
Along for the ride is OSS Agent Karl Fairburne; an elite Sniper tasked with clearing a path across the region - from the Libyan port town of Tobruk, through the Gaberoun and Siwa Oases, the twisting canyons of Halfaya 'Hellfire' Pass, the ancient ruins of Kasserine Pass
, to uncover the secret machinations of the Nazi war machine.
The partnership between Eisenhower and Strong began almost two years before, in the wake of an earlier disaster when US troops, inexperienced and overconfident, were routed by Rommel's Afrika Korps at the Kasserine Pass
in Tunisia in their first major clash with the Germans.
In 1943, Allied troops reoccupied the Kasserine Pass
after clashing with German troops during World War II.
There are 11 single player missions to fight through, taking you from the sandstorms and tank battles of the Kasserine Pass
, up throughItaly to the battle of Monte Battaglia.
Army Sergeant John Baker, players join the battle at Kasserine Pass
in North Africa, race to capture Messina in Sicily, and finally repel the German army at the historic battle of Monte Battaglia in the heart of Italy.
In addition to examining the significance of numerous battles and campaigns, including Kasserine Pass
, Monte Cassino, and the Falaise Gap, Blumenson makes another significant contribution in his assessment of generalship and the art of command.
Moreover, the maps and charts are worthy of special mention, as in the detail of the operation at El Alamein in October 1942, and the battle in the Kasserine Pass
in February 1943, and Okinawa in April 1945.
When the confrontation finally came, at the Kasserine Pass
in western Tunisia, the Americans fled.
I am further obligated to recall that when the American forces landed in North Africa in October 1942, they too demonstrated a naivete toward combined arms operations that yielded the debacle of Kasserine Pass
II Corps is hit by a massive German counterattack at Kasserine Pass
, Tunisia, Feb.
Specifically, he attributes the reason for the command overhaul of February 1943 in North Africa, in which all air assets were finally centralized under one air commander, to the American defeat at Kasserine Pass