World Battlefronts: The First Army

The burden of offense in Tunisia was hoisted last week on to the shoulders of the British First Army. The Eighth Army, exhausted after two weeks of victory and of eating nothing but glory, cold bully beef, biscuits and tea, rested along 30 miles of a front 150 miles long. The First Army and its attached troops held the rest, and did all of last week's preparatory fighting.

The First Army has none of the veteran arrogance of the mighty Eighth. The First as it now exists is young. It was reorganized, equipped and trained specifically for the North African job. Some...

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