Operation Largesse

'Largesse' was a British unrealised plan for an assault landing near Sfax on the eastern coast of Tunisia (5 January 1943).

The intended object of the undertaking was to attack and disrupt, if not actually cut, the Axis lines of communication to the Axis forces in this lightly held area, and also to Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel’s Deutsch-Italienische Panzerarmee as it retreated westward through Tripolitania, and thereby facilitate the eastward advance of Lieutenant General K. A. N. Anderson’s Allied 1st Army from western Tunisia.