British 40 mm Bofors near Tunis

Operation Scipio

Operation Scipio is an offensive operation launched by the British 8th Army in Tunisia Campaign. In this operation, the British broke through again the defense line hastily organized by the Axis and the Axis forces further retreated to northern Tunisia. After two weeks of fierce fighting, the 8th Army at the end of March 1943 […]

The Tunisian Port of Sousse After Allied Bombing

Operation Retribution

Operation Retribution is a naval blockade operation launched by the Allies in late stage of Tunisia Campaign. The purpose of this operation is to prevent the Axis forces to retreat to Europe by sea. Since the Axis was completely incapable of breaking through the Allied blockade, all of the Axis forces in Tunisia were captured. […]

Royal Air Force Operations in the North Africa

Operation Flax

Operation Flax is an air operation launched by the Allied during the Tunisia Campaign. The purpose of this operation is to block the air transport routes of the Axis powers leading to North Africa, making the Axis forces either unable to get effective supplies or evacuate from Tunisia region by air. Ultimately, the Allies successfully […]

British Troops advance

Battle of Longstop Hill

Battle of Longstop Hill is a part of the Tunisia Campaign. In this battle, the Allies broke through the defense line of the Axis forces and ultimately in less than a month completely eliminated the Axis forces in Tunisia, ending the war lasting nearly three years in North Africa. In November 1942, the Allies launched […]

German PaK 38 in Tunisia

Battle of Hill 609

Battle of Hill 609 is a part of the Tunisia Campaign. In this battle, the U.S. 2nd Army broke through the German defense line located at the periphery of Tunis and approached the last stronghold Tunis of the Axis in North Africa with other friendly forces of the Allies. The war entered into April 1943 […]

German Tiger I tank in Tunisia

Battle of El Guettar

Battle of El Guettar is a part of the Tunisia Campaign. In this battle, the U.S. troops from the west launched an offensive against the Axis forces to match the offensive action of the British forces on the Mareth Line in southern Tunisia. Ultimately, the battle failed to achieve a decisive result. But at the […]

British troops in Tunisia, Febnuary 1943

Operation Pugilist

Operation Pugilist was an offensive operation launched by the British 8th Army during the Tunisia Campaign. The British troops hoped to break through the Mareth Line guarded by the Axis forces and ultimately the British successively broke through the defense but failed to fully defeat the Axis forces. The latter retreated and organized a new […]

German in Tunisia, January 1943

Battle of Sidi Bou Zid

Battle of Sidi Bou Zid is an integral part of the Tunisia Campaign. In this battle, the experienced Germans defeated the U.S. troops that fought for the first time in a war. At the end of 1942 when the plan of the Allies of quick occupation of Tunisia failed, the war entered into a stalemate. […]

U.S. troops in Kasserine Pass

Battle of Kasserine Pass

Battle of Kasserine Pass is an offensive launched by the Axis powers. It is a part of the Tunisia Campaign. The Axis forces defeated in this battle the US-dominated Allied forces, making the inexperience U.S. Army paid a large price. The U.S. Army’s first large-scale contact with the Germans in World War 2 ended in […]

a destroyed German Panzer IV after the battle

Battle of Medenine

Battle of Medenine is a part of the Tunisia Campaign. The Germans in this battle launched a counter attack against the British 8th Army, but failed to achieve any results. The British 8th Army led by Montgomery after making a victory in the Battle of El Alamein in November 1942, chased the Axis forces led […]

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