Axis garrison in Tunis?

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Axis garrison in Tunis?

Post by Admiral Bloonbeard » 26 Jul 2021 06:18

Does anyone know what units the Axis had in the city of Tunis in 1942-1943 after Operation Torch?

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Re: Axis garrison in Tunis?

Post by Larry D. » 26 Jul 2021 14:07

This might be a good starting point:

http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/inh ... sernen.htm

Click on AFRIKA and then on TUNIS.

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Re: Axis garrison in Tunis?

Post by Hans1906 » 28 Jul 2021 14:41

2. Weltkrieg in Tunesien, Teil 1: https://www.tunesieninformationen.de/ue ... /index.htm
2. Weltkrieg in Tunesien, Teil 2: https://www.tunesieninformationen.de/ue ... /index.htm


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Re: Axis garrison in Tunis?

Post by Tanzania » 07 Dec 2021 18:11

Hans1906 wrote:
28 Jul 2021 14:41
2. Weltkrieg in Tunesien, Teil 1: https://www.tunesieninformationen.de/ue ... /index.htm
. . .
Hans
Hans, thanks for posting
. . . only small issue, but picture 1, 4, 8, 10, 12 shows a French AMX-13 Tank,
designed & built after the II.WW, and not British Tanks.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMX-13

http://science.wordssidekick.com/lab/de ... t-tank.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/3659/3461 ... 43f3_b.jpg

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Re: Axis garrison in Tunis?

Post by Tanzania » 08 Dec 2021 06:37

Here is a little addition. It appears to be a scrap or training area for the Tunisian armed forces. The AMX 13 tank
was also used in this North African country. The impacts in the steel plates look like shaped by HEAT projectiles
(hollow charge or shaped charge warhead / Hohlladung) from a bazooka or `Panzerfaust´; - for practice purposes?

A different type of armor piercing ammunition would have left a different type of perforation; - Anyway.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armor-piercing_ammunition

Penetrated AMX 13 of Tunisian Army.png

(Sorry, Admiral Bloonbeard, I get off the topic; but one should try to correct incorrect information on the net)

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Re: Axis garrison in Tunis?

Post by Hans1906 » 08 Dec 2021 19:27

Thanks Holger,

for your expert clarifications, very helpful, as always from your side. :)


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Re: Axis garrison in Tunis?

Post by Tanzania » 10 Dec 2021 08:42

Hi Hans,

You are welcome; -
The German http://www.deutsches-afrikakorps.de unfortunately have had to close too.
There was always a lot of additional background information.

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Re: Axis garrison in Tunis?

Post by Hans1906 » 10 Dec 2021 14:13

Thanks Holger,

yes, that is a pity, are you aware of a similar good website about the Afrikakorps, in German or English?
The father of a childhood friend, Herr Arno Kache was a member of the Afrika Korps, as children we always played with the pith helmet of the father, long ago... :lol:

The father of a later motorcycle friend, also a member of the Afrika Korps, became an English prisoner of war in North Africa.
The men there were probably fed a "diet" of mainly watermelons, about which the father is said to have often spoken. A man almost two meters tall, he returned home from captivity with a body weight of just over 50 kilograms.

Deutsches Afrikakorps https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsches_Afrikakorps

Weekend greetings!


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