The Decision To Fall Back to the West: On 15 February, General Anderson concluded that his attempt to hold onto forward positions had been too ambitious, that “a very exposed southern Rank” existed in the light of current and impending operations, and that the whole Allied force was in danger of being outflanked and cut […]
No one doubted that the enemy would attack again in central Tunisia; the only question was where. The movements of his mobile, armored troops were attentively watched, for they would deliver the blow. The 21st Panzer Division was known to be in the Faid-Maknassy area. The 10th Panzer Division had shifted southeastward from the Medjerda […]
Air Vice Marshal Tedder knew that the Allies must first win the air war before a spring offensive on the ground could succeed. In their gamble to capture Tunis by the end of December 1942, the Allies’ lack of air superiority in Tunisia had been a major contributory factor in the failure. Or in the […]
(An edited version of the eulogy delivered at Ron Savory’s funeral in St Lucia by his niece Denise Savory Archer) Born to Clarine Dewar and Neil Savory, he was the youngest of the 4 boys they managed to have before Neil’s untimely death in 1934. Ronnie was only 3 months old. In the family they […]
Flew Denver (DEN) to Reykjavik (KEF). 5,724 km on Icelandair in 7h, 20m.
The failure of the final phase of Operation TORCH required a major revision of Allied strategy in Africa and considerable modification in the Allied chain of command. The pressure for an early capture of Tunisia was intensified by an Allied decision in January at highest levels to seize Sicily. To meet their timetable, the Allies […]
He wrote: Omar Qora Friday 15 February 2019 12:07 A crisis in the Egyptian championship broke out due to the match between Ahly and Pyramids in the Premier League, after being replaced by the match of the two teams in the 16th round of the Egyptian Cup. In the next report, we examine the chronological […]
KEF R300 review Not the smallest standmounters on the planet, but if you can find the room, the R300s won’t disappoint… OUR VERDICT A combination of style and performance make these large standmounters a desirable buy, if you can house them FOR Broad, fluid dynamics Even tonal balance Excellent timing Spacious and open Elegant finish […]
This morning, I was delighted to hear the Duchess of Cambridge speaking at yesterday’s Royal Foundation’s Mental Health in Education conference (see here for a video, and here for a transcript), and to see the wealth of positive attention she received for her short speech on Twitter (#MHinEducation). The Duchess noted that “The scientific and […]
… Thinking of this unexpected REF effect, I remembered conversing with a fellow panellist on his experience during REF2014. Asked to comment in a seminar on a recently published book, all he could think to say was that it had ‘elements of threeness, but was arguably a four’. Oh, how we laughed.
The Action at Djebel el Guessa, 6 December: General Eisenhower would not accept as final the initial failure to penetrate beyond Djedeida; General Anderson, although far from sanguine, continued therefore to plan for a renewed offensive against Tunis and Mateur. Preparations for such operations were to be made while holding a line which ran along […]