Operation Torch: Allied Invasion--North Africa

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Operation Torch: Allied Invasion--North Africa

November 28th, 2017
Ocean County Library-Manchester Branch
21 Colonial Dr., Manchester, NJ 08759
732-657-7600
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Event Description

On November 8, 1942 an Anglo-American force landed in French Morocco and Algeria with the aim and goal to gain complete control of North Africa and defeat General Erwin Rommel's German-Italian Army in Libya. TORCH was primarily an American operation under the command of Lt.-General Dwight D. Eisenhower assisted by a British staff. The presentation will relate all aspects of this first successful Allied combined operation and how and why it did succeed. This event is at 2 pm and is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.