Steel Bayonet


Leo Genn – Kieron Moore 1957
Tunisia 1943, a British battalion pulls out of the hills surrounding Tunis, North Africa, after a hard thirteen-week campaign against German troops. ‘C’ Company, led by Major Alan Gerard, has spearheaded the attacks and is now reduced to barely two platoons and must rest and reorganize. However, a general informs Gerard that, instead of having a seven-day rest period, his men will need to begin a new campaign immediately. They are to establish a gunnery observation post and hold it until an Allied counter offensive can be mounted in the rear.

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