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The War Beat, EuropeThe American Media at War Against Nazi Germany$
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Steven Casey

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190660628

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660628.001.0001

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Victory in Tunisia

Victory in Tunisia

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(p.74) Chapter 5 Victory in Tunisia
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The War Beat, Europe
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Steven Casey

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660628.003.0006

The arrival of British troops under General Sir Bernard Law Montgomery in the spring of 1943 made victory in Tunisia likely, but American correspondents preferred to focus on their own hero, George Patton, who returned to the fight in March. The new Allied offensive also coincided with a number of important practical improvements at the front, including military chaperones and forward press camps. Bill Stoneman, Ernie Pyle, Wes Gallagher, and Drew Middleton all reported the last hard yards into Tunis and Bizerte. At the end of the victorious campaign they reflected on the efficacy of military-media relations to date, an inquest that took place against a backdrop of disturbing polls indicating that many Americans thought their government was trying to cover up bad news.

Keywords:   war correspondents, World War II, George Patton, Bill Stoneman, Ernie Pyle, Wes Gallagher, Drew Middleton, Dwight Eisenhower, military-media relations, public opinion

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