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Oral History Interview with Charles Scheffel, May 10, 2000 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Charles Scheffel, May 10, 2000

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Charles Scheffel. Scheffel grew up in Oklahoma and enlisted in the Army ROTC in 1940. He was called up in 1941 after Pearl Harbor. He was allowed to finish out his senior year of college and was married in March 1942. He embarked on the Queen Elizabeth from New Jersey in September 1942. As leader of 200 men, he landed in Scotland and drove with them to Whittington Barracks where they joined with the British 51st Highlanders. He lists the three main survival lessons he learned from the seasoned English soldiers: having a batman to back you up, digging a two-man foxhole, and waiting for the ""crack and thump."" Scheffel how the ""crack and thump"" lesson would later save his life when he was seriously wounded when attacking the Siegfried Line. From England he went to Algeria with the British troops on the Scythia. The ship is torpedoed off the coast limps into Algiers. Scheffel made the decision to leave the British Highlanders and join up with American 9th Division in February 1943. The division went into Tunisia. Then he was sent to spend another month with the …
Date: May 10, 2000
Creator: Scheffel, Charles
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[News Script: Unternational update] (open access)

[News Script: Unternational update]

Photocopy of a script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: February 10, 1970, 6:30 a.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
Political Transition in Tunisia (open access)

Political Transition in Tunisia

This report discusses Tunisia's pro-democracy movement; concerns over potential instability in a previously secure, pro-Western area; and U.S.-Tunisian relations.
Date: February 10, 2015
Creator: Arieff, Alexis & Humud, Carla E.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, May 10, 1943 : week of April 30 to May 7, 191st week of the war, 73rd week of U.S. participation

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Tunisia, Command, Russia, Southwest Pacific, China, Air offensive. Special illustrated section describes clearing mine fields in Tunisia. Large world map is keyed to text and shows United Nations, Axis and Axis occupied areas, countries with Axis relations broken, and neutral countries. Inset maps: Tunisia. Photographs: Planes wait to be ferried by barge to land; Convoy of Allied ships steam toward an Arctic port; Army trucks yield to aircraft along a road in Tunisia. Back: Text entitled "You may be eligible for the Army Specialized Training Program" describes the minimum requirements for the Army training program.
Date: May 10, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library