Army & Navy - Tunisian Scrap Drive

First hint of what happened to the spoils of battle in North Africa came in House hearings on the Military Appropriation Bill. Said Major General L.H. Campbell Jr., U.S. Chief of Ordnance: "They had a big parade over there of German trucks . . . pulling Germans guns . . . loaded with German ammunition. These will be returned to the Germans in the course of time—I mean the ammunition." The usable captured materiel was turned over to the French.

No hint was given of the total count of cannon, tanks and trucks. One guess at the loot taken...

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