World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF AFRICA: In the Dust of the Khamsin

General Sir Bernard Law Montgomery had been thrown back at the northern end of the Mareth Line. In a 15-mile-wide gap between the Matmata Mountains and the seashore, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel had stopped him cold and he had backed up, leaving the plain strewn with British dead around the hell of the Wadi Zigzau (see p. 17). It appeared that Montgomery had been stalled. It only appeared so.

Far to the south of the Mareth Line, British and Fighting French units had made a wide sweep and were clawing their way towards...

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