Timeline of Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa during World War 2.

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Operation Torch (initially called Operation Gymnast) was the British-American invasion of French North Africa in World War II during the North African Campaign, started on 8 November 1942.

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Warfare History Network » Operation Torch and The Assassination of Admiral Jean Darlan

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An Allied convoy, escorted by sea and air, plowed through the seas toward French North African possessions near Casablanca, French Morocco, in November of 1942, part of Operation Torch, the large British-American invasion of French North Africa. ALL ACROSS NORTH AFRICA...THANK YOU DAD.

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Patton going ashore in one of USS Augusta's small boats. His party have certainly got some fire power. Operation Torch November 1942

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American troops landing in Algeria on 9 November 1942 during Operation Torch, the code name for the Allied invasion of North Africa.

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Major General George S. Patton, Jr., U.S. Army, Commanding General, Western Task Force, U.S. Army (left); and Rear Admiral H. Kent Hewitt, USN, Commander Western Naval Task Force, (centre) share a light moment on board USS Augusta (CA-31), off Morocco during the Operation "Torch" landings. Though the original photo is dated 4 December 1942, it was probably taken shortly before MGen. Patton went ashore on 8 or 9 November 1942.

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A soldier of the Western Task Force under a French Stop sign. Operation Torch November 1942

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