Mateur, important communications center, was main objective of first
phase of battle for northern Tunisia. (P. 9 and Maps Nos. 2 and 3).
Mateur, captured on 3 May 1943 after II Corps, in ten days, overcame
strongly-fortified German hill defenses. (P. 9, Maps Nos. 2 and 3).
Djebel El Hara and Hill 375, the fortified ridge
west of Hill 609. (See p. 16 and Map No. 5).
Sidi Nsir region, defended by the Germans against 34th
Division attack. (See pp. 16-21 and Maps Nos. 2 and 5).
Hill 609, the main objective in the Sidi Nsir region, was captured
1 May 1943 by the 34th Division. (See p. 21 and Maps Nos. 2 and 5).
Another View of Hill 609. (See p. 16-21 and Maps Nos. 2 and 5).
Djebel El Anz and Djebel Badjar, objectives of the 1st Division in its
push the enemy from his positions in the Tine Valley. (See p. 21 and Map No. 5).
Hills 388 and 420, two German fortresses that slowed the 6th Armored
Infantry's drive through the Tine Valley. (See p. 24 and Map No. 6).
Region South of the Tine where the 81st Reconnaissance Battalion and
the 6th Armored
Infantry prepared way for 1st Armored Division tanks. (See pp. 25-26 and Map No. 6).
Series of Hills through which the 1st Battalion of the 47th Regimental
made its advance in the movement to outflank Jefna. (See pp. 28-30 and Map No. 7).
The Jefna Region. Here for three days the Germans held on in their emplacements
the face of continued pressure from the 47th Infantry. (See pp. 28-31 and Map No. 7).
The Tine River Valley, scene of the 34th Division's push to Chouigui,
objective in second phase of operations. (Pp. 39-40, Maps Nos. 9 and 10).
The Tine River Valley (Same section shown in photo, page 73. Pp. 39-40, Maps Nos. 9 and 10).
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