World Battlefronts: The Trap

Last week the Axis armies in Tunisia showed their strength and weakness. They beat at the Allied trap in the north. They thrust heavily at Montgomery's Eighth Army in the south. But they had to give way in the middle; their weakness was that they were unable to strike and stand on all three fronts at once.

In the central sector Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's suddenly withered forces offered no resistance. Their plentiful sowing of land mines and booby traps delayed but did not halt the advance of U.S. troops, who overran Feriana and the Roman ruins...

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