BATTLE OF AFRICA: Bloodiest Stage

The Allies faced a new and probably the bloodiest stage of all in North Africa.

Advance British patrols crossed the Tunisian border last week. Behind them the main force of the victorious British Eighth Army swept boisterously through Tripoli, pounded on over arid, rocky desert land on the heels of Rommel's retreating troops. But General Sir Bernard Law Montgomery was ahead of his supplies, and he may have to pause until Tripoli is put in shape to serve him as a base.

As Rommel fled, Allied forces in central Tunisia jabbed at the Axis...

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