Kasserine Pass

Kasserine Pass

(kăs`ərīn'), gap, 2 mi (3.2 km) wide, central Tunisia, in the Grand Dorsal chain (an extension of the Atlas Mts.). A key point in the Allied offensive in Tunisia in World War II, the pass was the scene of an Axis breakthrough (Feb. 20, 1943), but it was retaken with very heavy losses by U.S. forces on Feb. 25. See North Africa, campaigns inNorth Africa, campaigns in,
series of military contests for control of North Africa during World War II. The desert war started in 1940 and for more than two years thereafter seesawed between NE Libya and NW Egypt.
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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.