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[Mission Accomplished: Our First D-Day]


IN the bare country of Tunisia where trees and brush are scarce and the rocky slopes steepen at times into cliffs, American soldiers first learned about the Krauts and how to beat them.

These men, forerunners of the great armies that were to fight in Sicily, and Germany, learned their lessons on the beaches of Casablanca, Oran and Algiers and in defeats at Kasserine Pass and Fondouk. They took a post-graduate course in the mountains from Sedjenane station to Medjez el Bab and emerged to help knock the Nazis out of Africa.

D-day was 0100 8 November, 1942. It was but the first of many D-days before the mission in the Mediterranean would be accomplished.

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