LECTURES: RICK JACOBS
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Rick Jacobs presents "Kasserine Pass and the Tunisian Campaign"
After the Torch landings the Allies hoped to quickly seize Tunisia in a coup de main; instead the campaign dragged on for six months. Rommel had a brilliant victory at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass and George Patton was called in to restore American fighting spirit after the humiliating US defeat. The campaign culminated in the capture of a quarter million Axis prisoners when British 8th Army advancing from the east joined up with the Anglo-American 1st Army advancing from the west to capture Tunis and Bizerte.