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German Surrender in Tunisia

Discussion in 'War In North Africa' started by Jim, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    Fantastic Scenes of Surrender and Defeat were enacted during the last battle of Tunisia when the hopelessly disorganized and shattered Axis forces were rounded up in their thousands. At one prisoners camp alone, Germans and Italians flowed in at the rate of 1,000 an hour, and so overwhelming was the Allied victory that the roads were choked with what appeared to be never ending streams of captives. On May 19th, 1943 Gen, Eisenhower, Allied C-in-C., N. Africa, announced that the total number of prisoners taken in Tunisia since the Battle of Mareth was 267,000, while in addition 30,000 of the enemy were killed and 27.000 seriously wounded. A vast crowd of soldiers, sailors and airmen are seen in this picture at a prisoner camp near Tunis.

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  2. Kai-Petri

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    Germany lost in one year own and axis soldiers in Tunis, Normandy and Bagration some 1 miĺlion men due to Hitler's foolish decision. Hitler was the best Allied spy in war
     
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    I agree with you 100% Kai! However, you left off Stalingrad.
     
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    I'm reminded of one British officer's estimate of Italian prisoners taken in Operation Compass: "Five acres of officers, two hundred acres of other ranks."
     

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