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November 8th, 1942 Operation Torch

US Troops Going Ashore

The invasion of North Africa, in what was named "Operation Torch," was designed to encircle German troops stationed there. the attack which the British had convinced Roosevelt to make in liue of a second front in Europe. Americanand British troops went ashore in French North Africa. Three seperate forces targeted Casablanca, Oran and Algiers. the forces met with limited opposition. The attacks began without any pre attack bombardments with the hope that the French would not fire. They initially did and this resulted in limited casualties. Soon after the landings, French troops defected to the American side. American and British troops advanced towards Tunisia, where they met stiff German opposition.