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Disaster at Kasserine: Ike and the 1st (US) Army in North Africa 1943

Those who imagined that the arrival of a major American force in North Africa would immediately tip the balance against Rommel's Afrika Korps were to be proved badly wrong.

Just how ill-prepared the GI Army and its generals were became horrifically apparent at the Kasserine Pass. In his typically thorough and fast-moving style, Charles Whiting examines these events and the reasons for the debacle, which shook America deeply.

Important places

Algiers (42)


Alger (42)


Algeria (173)