World Battlefronts: How the Yanks Fought

The first major action in Tunisia involving U.S. troops was a defeat—the setback from Faïd Pass to Kasserine Pass (TIME, March 1). The second action, which ended last week, was a disappointment—the failure to make any appreciable headway in the hills near El Guettar. The third, which began last week, was downright embarrassing—the delaying of the British in the pass before Fondouk by the tardiness of U.S. troops. Out of these actions, U.S. troops have gained humility, determination, and the realization that all the fine points of war cannot be learned on training...

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