The Battle of Kasserine Pass took place in World War II during the Tunisia Campaign. It was, in fact, a series of battles fought around Kasserine Pass, a two-mile (3 km) wide gap in the Grand Dorsal chain of the Atlas Mountains in west central Tunisia. The Axis forces involved were primarily from the German-Italian Panzer Army (the redesignated German Panzer Army Africa) led by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and the Fifth Panzer Army led by General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim. The Allied forces involved came mostly from the U.S. Army's II Corps commanded by Major General Lloyd Fredendall which was part of the British First Army commanded by Lieutenant-General Kenneth Anderson.
Significant as the first large-scale meeting of American and German forces in World War II, the untested and ineptly led American troops suffered heavy casualties and were pushed back over fifty miles (80 km) from their positions west of Faid Pass in a humiliating rout. The battle has been described as when the amateurs first met the professionals. In the aftermath, the U.S. Army instituted sweeping changes from unit-level organization to the replacing of commanders. When they next met, in some cases only weeks later, the U.S. forces were considerably more effective.
The Kasserine Pass Playset includes (1) US M4 Sherman Tank, (1) German PaK 40 Anti-Tank Gun w/ 3 man Crew and (1) Column w/ Sandbag Emplacement. Sold Out!
Release Date: November 2006