Battle for Tunisia - War in the West
Battle for TunisiaBy Trey Marshall
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Rommel's Panzer Armee Afrika and Arnim's 5th Panzer Army attempt one last major counteroffensive to defeat the Allies but there operational objectives conflict. Rommel wants to destroy the Americans and drive to the Algerian coast while Arnim wants better defensive terrain. Which strategy will the Axis pursue? Meanwhile Montgomery's 8th Army is preparing a for a massive assault on the joint German-Italian fortifications in southern Tunisia at Mareth. A breakthrough here for the Allies could unhinge the entire Axis defenses in Africa.