Desperate Venture

Desperate Venture Author : Norman Gelb
Release : 1992
Publisher : William Morrow & Company
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A look at the November 1942 invasion of North Africa recreates the campaign, discussing strategies and techniques, the soldiers involved, and the role of Eisenhower

OPERATION TORCH

OPERATION TORCH Author :
Release : 2011
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ISBN : 9781847915146
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Torch

Torch Author : Vincent O'Hara
Release : 2015-09-15
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ISBN : 9781612518237
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World War II had many superlatives, but none like Operation Torch--a series of simultaneous amphibious landings, audacious commando and paratroop assaults, and the Atlantic's biggest naval battle, fought across a two thousand mile span of coastline in French North Africa. The risk was enormous, the scale breathtaking, the preparations rushed, the training inadequate, and the ramifications profound. Torch was the first combined Allied offensive and key to how the Second World War unfolded politically and militarily. Nonetheless, historians have treated the subject lightly, perhaps because of its many ambiguities. As a surprise invasion of a neutral nation, it recalled German attacks against countries like Belgium, Norway, and Yugoslavia. The operation's rationale was to aid Russia but did not do this. It was supposed to get Americans troops into the fight against Germany but did so only because it failed to achieve its short-term military goals. There is still debate whether Torch advanced the fight against the Axis, or was a wasteful dispersion of Allied strength and actually prolonged the war. Torch: North Africa and the Allied Path to Victory is a fresh look at this complex and controversial operation. The book covers the fierce Anglo-American dispute about the operation and charts how it fits into the evolution of amphibious warfare. It recounts the story of the fighting, focusing on the five landings--Port Lyautey, Fédala, and Safi in Morocco, and Oran and Algiers in Algeria--and includes air and ground actions from the initial assault to the repulse of Allied forces on the outskirts of Tunis. Torch also considers the operation's context within the larger war and it incorporates the French perspective better than any English-language work on the subject. It shows how Torch brought France, as a power, back into the Allied camp; how it forced the English and the Americans to work together as true coalitions partners and forge a coherent amphibious doctrine. These skills were then applied to subsequent operations in the Mediterranean, in the English Channel, and in the Pacific. The story of how this was accomplished is the story of how the Allies brought their power to bear on the enemy's continental base and won World War II.

Operation Torch 1942

Operation Torch 1942 Author : Brian Lane Herder
Release : 2017-09-21
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 1472820568
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Following the raid on 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. Their first joint operation with the British was an amphibious invasion of French North Africa, designed to relieve pressure on their new Soviet allies, eliminate the threat of the French navy joining the Germans, and to shore up 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 General Eisenhower and British Field-Marshall Montgomery's Eighth Army in Egypt. Using full colour artwork, maps and contemporary photographs, this is the thrilling story of this complex operation.

Torch

Torch Author : Vincent O'Hara
Release : 2015-09-15
Publisher : Naval Institute Press
ISBN : 1612519229
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"World War II had many superlatives, but none like Operation Torch—a series of simultaneous amphibious landings, audacious commando and paratroop assaults, and the Atlantic’s biggest naval battle, fought across a two thousand mile span of coastline in French North Africa. The risk was enormous, the scale breathtaking, the preparations rushed, the training inadequate, and the ramifications profound. Torch was the first combined Allied offensive and key to how the Second World War unfolded politically and militarily. Nonetheless, historians have treated the subject lightly, perhaps because of its many ambiguities. As a surprise invasion of a neutral nation, it recalled German attacks against countries like Belgium, Norway, and Yugoslavia. The operation’s rationale was to aid Russia but did not do this. It was supposed to get Americans troops into the fight against Germany but did so only because it failed to achieve its short-term military goals. There is still debate whether Torch advanced the fight against the Axis, or was a wasteful dispersion of Allied strength and actually prolonged the war. Torch: North Africa and the Allied Path to Victory is a fresh look at this complex and controversial operation. The book covers the fierce Anglo-American dispute about the operation and charts how it fits into the evolution of amphibious warfare. It recounts the story of the fighting, focusing on the five landings—Port Lyautey, Fédala, and Safi in Morocco, and Oran and Algiers in Algeria—and includes air and ground actions from the initial assault to the repulse of Allied forces on the outskirts of Tunis. Torch also considers the operation’s context within the larger war and it incorporates the French perspective better than any English-language work on the subject. It shows how Torch brought France, as a power, back into the Allied camp; how it forced the English and the Americans to work together as true coalitions partners and forge a coherent amphibious doctrine. These skills were then applied to subsequent operations in the Mediterranean, in the English Channel, and in the Pacific. The story of how this was accomplished is the story of how the Allies brought their power to bear on the enemy’s continental base and won the Second World War."

Battle Summary

Battle Summary Author :
Release : 1948
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Operation Torch

Operation Torch Author :
Release : 1948
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Operation Torch

Operation Torch Author :
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Meeting the Fox

Meeting the Fox Author : Orr Kelly
Release : 2002-04-22
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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"Meeting the Fox tells the dramatic, but now almost forgotten, story of the first Americans to confront Hitler's war machine in battle. It takes you from the huge armada that landed more than 100,000 troops along the African coast, through bitter defeats in the dry hills of Tunisia, and on to a stunning victory after six months of savage fighting on land, on the sea, and in the air."--Jacket.

Operations in North Africa and the Middle East, 1942–1944

Operations in North Africa and the Middle East, 1942–1944 Author : John Grehan
Release : 2015-04-30
Publisher : Pen and Sword
ISBN : 1473859468
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Despatches in this volume include the despatch fo the campaign from Alamein to Tunis, by Field Marshal the Viscount Alexander of Tunis. Deputy Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces North Africa; despatch on operation in the Western Desert December 1940 to February 1941, by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, Commander-in-Chief British land Forces, Middle East; despatch on Operation Torch, the landings in North Africa, by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Andrew B. Cunningham; and the despatch in operations in North Africa November 1942 to May 1943, by Lieutenant-General K.A.N. Anderson, General Officer Commander-in-Chief, 1st Army. This unique collection of original documents will provide to be an inevitable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British Military history.

First Fire of Operation Torch

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"First Fire of Operation Torch" is an article written by Pierre Comtois and provided online by the Cowles History Group, Inc. Operation Torch was the code name for the Allied invasion of North Africa during World War II (1939-1945).

The Tangier Option

The Tangier Option Author : Harold (Hal) Malt
Release : 2008-05-01
Publisher : Ethos Pub
ISBN : 9780971469235
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Epilogue contains data on U.S. forces and outcome of Invasion of North africa in WWII Operation Torch.Epilogue contains data on Operation Torch, U.S. invasion of North Africa.

Operation Torch

Operation Torch Author : Alexandra Lohse
Release : 2018
Publisher : U.S. Government Printing Office
ISBN : 9781943604296
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Published as part of an ongoing World War II 75th anniversary commemoration, this monograph succinctly covers Operation Torch, the U.S. amphibious invasion of French North Africa in November 1942. Torch was also the first U.S. amphibious operation in this theater and provided a number of lessons learned for both U.S. Navy and U.S. Army for future joint and combined endeavors. A series of vignettes that accompany the main text gives biographical details of key U.S. commanders and provides background details of significant naval vessels of the Torch invasion fleet. Operation Torch directly led to the defeat of Axis forces in North Africa and set the stage for later landings in Italy and, eventually, German-occupied France. Related products: World War II resources collection: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/world-war-ii Other products published by the U.S. Navy, Naval History and Heritage Command can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/naval-history-heritage-command

USS Augusta (CA-31): Operation Torch (North Africa Invasion).

USS Augusta (CA-31): Operation Torch (North Africa Invasion). Author :
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Robert Swanson offers information on Operation Torch during World War II. The invasion plan called for three naval forces to invade Northern Africa. The USS Augusta was the flagship for the Western Naval Task Force for Operation Torch. Swanson highlights the mission of Operation Torch, the first fire, a roster of the officers and crew of Augusta, and entries in the ship's war diary for November 7-11, 1942.

The Decoys

The Decoys Author : Bernard Edwards
Release : 2012-10-30
Publisher : Pen and Sword
ISBN : 1473887100
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In November 1942, Britain and America launched Operation TORCH, the ambitious invasion of French North Africa.To convey 70,000 troops and their equipment required 600 merchant ships crossing the U-boat infested North Atlantic. The need for their protection meant withdrawing escorts from the routine convoys. Amongst those left without adequate defence were RB 1 and SC 107, both eastbound from America, and SL 125, northbound from Freetown. All three were at sea at the same time as the TORCH convoys.