This article is about a system of fortifications in Tunisia during theof of .
was a system of fortifications of 35 km in length, built by France in Tunisia, near the town of before the , to guard against a possible invasion of Italy from Libya. It was popularly known as the “Maginot African.”
After the, Tunisia was occupied by Axis forces, who used the line to protect the Mareth against of Bernard , who attacked from Libya.
On March 19 of 1943conducted the and attacked from the front line, following the river Zigzau. Despite getting to penetrate the line, the 15th Division destroyed the ledge which was created by British 50th (Northumbrian) Division of .
then received information that assuring that the line could be flanked by the South as they did. But the , now under the command of , escaped and retreated to the defensive line Akarit River, next to , 60 km north.