Discussion in 'World War 2' started by P5, Jan 20, 2007.
What was the goal for the germans during the fights in Tunisia?
I would say to retain a foothold in North Africa, and tie up as many Allied divisions as possible.
Hitler however, probably still beleived that the Suez canal was only one good counter attack away!
Hitler want to create a verdun with sendin´ additional troops to this doomed area to stop the allied advance. All he create was a second Stalingrad, Tunisgrad.
Instead of evecuate the troops he send more, between nov. 192 and jan. 1943 81.222 german and 30.735 italian soldiers were shipped in :angry: :angry:
as well as 428 tanks, 5688 vehicles and 729 artillery pieces. He was such a fool, nobody can describes it :roll: :roll:
Surely the British had something to do with it?
It wasnt ONLY Hitler's ineptitude which lost him the war... We have the benefit of hidsight, and Hitler did not have alot of vital intelligence, which today we can all watch on the history channel...
I imagine that if Germany had won a tactical battle or two in the desert, it would have set back Allied initiative by a few months at least
And then they would come back with about a 1.000 newly produced tanks and planes + at least 5 new divisions. Try to beat that one.
Doesn't matter if the allied plans in Tunesia are delayed for a couple months. The buildup for D-Day was independent from the fighting in the Med (Appart from the invasion boats that were all sended from Italy to Britain)