First Blood in North Africa: Operation Torch and the U.S. Campaign in Africa in WWII

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1 במרץ 2017 - 208 עמודים
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In November 1942, eleven months after Pearl Harbor, the U.S. launched Operation Torch, its first major offensive against the Germans. This photo chronicle covers the initial landings in Morocco and Algeria and the subsequent desert clashes in Tunisia as American forces under Eisenhower and Patton battled the German Afrika Korps of Erwin Rommel, the famous “Desert Fox.”
 

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Chapter 1 Strategic Overview and the War in North Africa 19401942 1
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Chapter 2 Geography Terrain and the Invasion 25
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Chapter 3 Commanders and Combatants 63
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Photo Section
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Chapter 4 The Amphibious Landings 109
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Chapter 5 Tunisian Warfare and Weapons 145
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Chapter 6 Epilogue 191
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Acknowledgments 201
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References 202
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Jon Diamond has written extensively on military history topics. In addition to articles for World War II History and Military Heritage, he is also the author of Guadalcanal (978-0-8117-1626-0), New Guinea (978-0-8117-1556-0), Orde Wingate (978-1-84908-323-2), and Archibald Wavell (978-1-84908-737-7). A graduate of Cornell University, Diamond is a medical doctor in private practice and has taught at Harvard and Penn State. He lives near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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