Below is a list of the history pages, personal accounts, extracts and photos that have been tagged with a reference to 'Wadi Akarit'...
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After St. Valery, what remained of the 51st Highland Division joined the 9th Highland Division to form the new 51st (Highland) Infantry Division. The reformed Division took on a home defense role between 1940 - 1942 when it set sail for Egypt and the North Africa Campaign.
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The battle of Wadi Akarit took place in a narrow coastline strip between the sea and the coastal towns of Gabes and El Hamma. Between these was the Gabes gap. The Wadi Akarit ran across the gap at the coastal end and to the Roumana Ridge inland and to the west. This area was the objective for the 51st Highland Division...
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In the wake of the Wadi Akarit battle the 8th Army took up the pursuit...
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Major General Wimberley, affectionately know as "Tartan Tam" for his determination that the Division would wear the kilt, had commanded the Division from its England through North Africa and Sicily. On his departure he published the following farewell messages to his Jocks...
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Description of the The Battle of Wadi Akarit, taken from "The History of the 7th Argylls" by Captain Ian C Cameron
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Two personal accounts of the 61st Anti-Tank Regiment at Wadi Akarit (April 1943), reproduced here by kind permission of B. S. Barnes, author of "Operation Scipio - The 8th Army at the Battle of Wadi Akarit".
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An account of the defense of Point 198 at Wadi Akarit on 6th April 1943. This account is taken from "OPERATION SCIPIO - THE 8TH ARMY AT THE BATTLE OF THE WADI AKARIT" by kind permission of the author B. S. Barnes.
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An account of the operation to take a ridge called Djebel Roumana at Wadi Akarit on 6th April 1943. This account is taken from "OPERATION SCIPIO - THE 8TH ARMY AT THE BATTLE OF THE WADI AKARIT" by kind permission of the author B. S. Barnes.
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An account from a Medic of the fighting at Wadi Akarit on 6th April 1943. This account is taken from "OPERATION SCIPIO - THE 8TH ARMY AT THE BATTLE OF THE WADI AKARIT" by kind permission of the author B. S. Barnes.
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The citation of Lt. Col. Lorne Campbell, VC, as published in the London Gazette, 8th June 1943.
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154 Brigade account - 1st May 1945 to 5th May 1945.
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Commanding Officer 7th Argylls awarded the Victoria Cross at Wadi Akarit.
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Diagram depicting the route of the North African campaign.
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Major John Mcgregor briefs B Coy of the 5th Black Watch at Gabes, Tunisia, April 1943.
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Diagram of the Battle of Wadi Akarit, from "The History of the 51st Highland Division" by J B Salmond
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Men of the Seaforth Highlanders moving into position at Wadi Akarit., April 1943
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7th Argyll Soldiers of the 7th Bn cleaning their weapons in a lull in the fighting of the Battle of Tunis