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Today in World War II History—Feb. 19, 1943

US M3 Grant tank near Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, late Feb 1943 (US Army Signal Corps photo)

US M3 Grant tank near Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, late Feb 1943 (US Army Signal Corps photo)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 19, 1943: Battle of Kasserine Pass begins: German forces under Rommel drive back US II Corps in Tunisia at Kasserine and Sbiba Passes.

British Gen. Harold Alexander takes control of 18th Army Group in Tunisia (British First and Eighth Armies, US II Corps, and Free French).