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Winston Churchill
Prime Minister Winston Churchill Writes An American General In Command in North Africa, Praising the Swift Action of U.S. Troops Who Swept Inland During Operation Torch in 1942
1942. Feb-44. Winston Churchill Never before offered for sale""I would like to express too my admiration of the move made to Marrakesh made by the troops under the command of Colonel Stevenson. The speed with which they covered the distance indicates a very high efficiency in movement by forced marches.""Operation Torch was an Anglo–American invasion of French North Africa in November 1942. It was aimed at paving the way for an Allied invasion of Southern Europe, and reducing pressure on Allied forces in Egypt, both of which goals it accomplished. It also provided the ‘second front’ that the Soviet Union had been requesting, though not nearly what it had been hoping.In late November 1942, U.S. troops, led by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Gen. George Patton, along with their British counterparts, landed in North Africa. They secured several ports for the Allies in what British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was already calling “the beginning of the end” of the war. Aerial operations were split into two, east of Cape Tenez in Algeria, with British aircraft under Air Marshal Sir William Welsh and west of Cape Tenez, all American aircraft under Major General Jimmy Doolittle. Ike stated in a press conference shortly following the American landing that he was glad that the French had come around and accepted the presence of American and British troops. Eisenhower also praised the American army for its ability to move quickly and take African ports while setting up defense points across the coastline.Particularly worthy of praise was Col. John D. Stevenson, who in Jun … [Click Below for Full Description]
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