World Battlefronts: Graveyard

Rommel hoped he might throw his old enemy off balance. In the fine, slanting rain of an early Tunisian morning he sent the tanks charging south toward the little town of Médinine, which the Eighth Army had occupied. From the foothills of the Matmata Mountains, nest of the Mareth Line fortifications, Rommel's cannon laid down a barrage to cover the advance.

British artillery was in position before Médinine. Some of their gun emplacements were on two hillocks, dubbed Elephant Hill and Edinburgh Castle, which stuck up like two pimples in the plain. Others were on the ridges behind, where TIME'S Correspondent Jack...

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