First Army (United Kingdom)
First World War
Second World War
After the landings, Anderson's forces rushed east
in a bid to capture Tunis
before German forces could reach the two cities in large numbers. They failed. Following that lack of success, a period of consolidation was forced upon them. The logistics support for the First Army was greatly improved and bases for its accompanying aircraft greatly multiplied. By the time General Sir Bernard Montgomery
's British Eighth Army
approached the Tunisian
border from the east, following its long pursuit of Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel
's forces after El Alamein
, the First Army was again ready to strike.
- ^ The British Armies of 1914–1918
- ^ THE SILENT GENERAL: HORNE OF THE FIRST ARMY, Don Farr, p. 39
- ^ Playfair, p. 153.
- ^ Meade, p. 59
- ^ British Military History
- ^ Orders of Battle
- Mead, Richard (2007). Churchill's Lions: A biographical guide to the key British generals of World War II. Stroud (UK): Spellmount. ISBN 978-1-86227-431-0.
- Playfair, Major-General I.S.O.; Molony, Brigadier C.J.C.; with Flynn, Captain F.C. (R.N.) & Gleave, Group Captain T.P. (2004) [1st. pub. HMSO:1966]. Butler, Sir James (ed.). The Mediterranean and Middle East, Volume IV: The Destruction of the Axis Forces in Africa. History of the Second World War, United Kingdom Military Series. Uckfield, UK: Naval & Military Press. ISBN 1-84574-068-8.
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