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Operation Torch, 1942

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Topical headingOperation Torch, 1942
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Variant(s)Gymnast, Operation, 1942
Operation Gymnast, 1942
Operation Torch
Torch, Operation, 1942
See alsoWorld War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North
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Found inWorld War II multimedia database WWW site, June 3, 2010: (Operation Torch; Nov. 8, 1942; Americans and British landed in several places, including Casablanca, Oran, Tangiers, and others; commanded by Dwight D. Eisenhower from his base at Gibraltar)
Britannica online, June 3, 2010: (Operation Torch: U.S.-British landings at Algiers began on November 8 and were met by little French resistance. The simultaneous landings near Oran met stiffer resistance, and on November 9 the whole U.S. plan of operations was dislocated by a French counterattack on the Arzew beachhead. Around Casablanca the U.S. landings were accomplished without difficulty, but resistance developed when the invaders tried to expand their beachheads. On November 10, however, the fighting was called off; and next day the French authorities in Morocco concluded an armistice with the Americans)
Wikipedia, June 3, 2010: (Operation Torch; originally called Operation Gymnast; the British-American invasion of French North Africa in World War II during the North African Campaign, started 8 November 1942)