Donald R. Baucom, and Warfare in Air University Review (Sept.-Oct. 1981),
Superintendent of Documents, Govern-
ment Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
In the spring of 1943, Axis troops were dug into high ground near the North African city of Tunis. The American commander watched as a heavy artillery barrage smothered the enemy's emplacements, then turned to a war correspondent and said: "I'm letting the American taxpayer take this hill." Citing this incident, historian Allan...