Blood and sand do not mix – Battle in Sedjenane Valley

Introduction The Ninth Division had fought its way in North Africa since 8 November 1942. They met their first action against German soldiers, but also against French forces of Vichy Government, and remains of the Italian army. From 8 November 1942, they went through Operation Torch, Algeria campaign, Bougie and Setif, the notorious battle of Kasserine Pass and the battle of El Guettar. They began to earn a real combat experience, but they paid a too high price […]

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