World Battlefronts: Precision In the North

The British First Army shifted its stance last week, getting ready to strike a blow toward Tunis and Bizerte at the proper moment. For some time Axis artillery had dominated the road from the sleepy, red-roofed little town of Béja to the important road junction of Medjez-el-Bab. Before the First Army could strike either east or north, that road had to be cleared.

"It was a local action," wrote TIME Correspondent Charles Wertenbaker, "but it was accomplished with precision which showed that the British troops were well seasoned by the winter's fighting. Six of us watched the barrage which preceded the infantry...

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