Operation Torch 1942: The invasion of French North Africa (Campaign) (Paperback)

Operation Torch 1942: The invasion of French North Africa (Campaign) By Brian Lane Herder, Darren Tan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brian Lane Herder, Darren Tan (Illustrator)

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This is book number 312 in the Campaign series.


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-color artwork, maps, and contemporary photographs, this is the thrilling story of this complex operation.

About the Author

Brian Lane Herder graduated with a BA in History from the University of Kansas in 2003, and a Masters of Library Science from Emporia State University in 2009. He is a legislative librarian for the Kansas state government and his historical research interests include the US military, naval warfare, and World War II.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472820549
ISBN-10: 1472820541
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: September 19th, 2017
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Campaign