Summit of Takrouna

View of the summit of Takrouna in Tunisia, 1943. This dominating feature was attacked by 5th (NZ) Brigade in April 1943. After three days fierce fighting, the summit was captured by a small band of men, including Sergeant Haane Manahi (28th (Maori) Battalion) and Sergeant Walter Smith (23 Battalion), both of whom received a DCM for their part in the battle. Over 500 Zealanders were killed or wounded during the battle, mostly from land mines in the fields below the rocky hill. Takrouna would be the last major action fought by the New Zealand Division during the North African campaign.

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Barbara Baddeley

Posted: 16 Aug 2020

My father wrote a poem on his experience at Tangaroua