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American Signal Intelligence in Northwest Africa and Western Europe by George F. Howe

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Chapter 5. The Final Phase in Tunisia

Summary

The U.S. II Corps moved in April 1943 from central to northern Tunisia to occupy a sector on the northern wing of First Army. The main assault was to be delivered on their right by British V and IX Corps, supported by most of the Allied aviation. British Eighth Army released divisions to First Army for commitment as part of a powerful armored and infantry thrust on a relatively narrow front. Lieutenant General Omar Bradley, now commanding II Corps, operated directly under 18 Army Group, which expected him to play much the same role in respect to the First Army's attack that Patton's II Corps had been assigned when Eighth Army faced the Mareth and Chott positions. In short, II Corps was to push hard ...

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