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Anti-Tank Ditch Nr. Mareth
5th Seaforth in the anti-tank ditch near Mareth.
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5th Seaforth Highlanders
The Mareth line was formed at the narrow point between the coast and the Matmata hills. The plan was to smash the Mareth defensive lines through the Matmata Hills into the Gabes Gap, which would later be the area of the battle of Wadi Akarit.