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Operation Torch 1942: The invasion of French North Africa

By Brian Lane Herder
RELATED TOPICS: BOOK | MILITARY
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Comments: Softcover, 96 pages, 61 black-and-white and 15 color photos, 15 color plates

ISBN:
978-1-4728-2054-9

Price:
$24

Publisher:
Osprey Publishing


From the publisher:
Following Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt identified the European theatre as his country’s priority. The first joint operation with the British was an amphibious invasion of French North Africa, designed to relieve pressure on the new Soviet allies, eliminate the threat of the French navy joining the Germans, and reduce the vulnerability of British imperial possessions and trade routes through the Mediterranean.

Operation Torch was the largest and most complex amphibious invasion of its time. In November 1942, three landings took place simultaneously across the French North African coast in an ambitious attempt to trap and annihilate the Axis’ North African armies between the invading forces under generals Eisenhower and Montgomery. Artwork, maps, and contemporary photographs tell the story of this complex operation.


FSM says:
You model World War II subjects because you like history? Then you’ll like this book. Surprising color photos and a detailed account of the dress rehearsal for D-Day.

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