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AnswerDuring operation torch American forces landed on northern Africa ( Algeria) in November 1942 and had to deal first the Vichy french( free french forces) and joined for the first time the war in Europe against the Germans and the Italians. the campaigns went to Tunesia and ended after the defeat and run from the German Africa corps till mid 1943, while the British forces advanced from the eastern part (the 8th army under command of Montgomery) from Libia.

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Vichy France

When America entered World War 2 they planned Operation Torch an invasion of?

Originally called Operation Gymnast, Operation Torch was the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the second african campaign during World War 2.

What is the Center of gravity for operation torch?

Operation Torch was an operation by the Allies during WW2 where British and American forces invaded French North Africa. The center of gravity for the entire operation was arguably the successful Air Force landings in Algiers.

How long did the operation torch last?

The Operation Torch Lasted 2 days.

What were Operation Torch and Operation Overlord?

Operation "Torch" was the plan for the invasion of North Africa. Operation "Overlord" was the plan for the invasion of Normandy (D-Day)

Who commanded operation torch?

General Dwight D. Eisenhower was given overall command of 'Operation Torch' .

Who were the Americans fighting on January and february of 1943?

Germans and Italians in Africa during operation torch

What is desert war in World War 2?

it's happened in north africa. it's called operation torch

When was operation lighting the torch?

Operation Torch-The allied Invasion of North Africa began on November 8, 1942.

Where was Operation Torch?

North Africa if I remember right. During WWII. Does that help? Yes: Morocco & Algeria.

Who commanded operation overlord and operation torch?

Rear Admiral Alan G. Kirk was the general who commanded the operations named Operation Overload and Operation Torch. He commanded the American and British forces.

Who was the leader of the operation torch?

Operation Torch was the invasion of North Africa in World War 2 during the North African Campaign and started on 8 November 1942 by British and American forces and was led by Eisenhower with substantial UK support

What were two important battles fought during World War 2 1942?

Battle of Midway and Operation Torch.

When was operation torch Russia?

Operation Torch had nothing to do with Russia. It was the American and British invasion of Morocco and Algeria, which were controlled by Vichy France (the German-friendly French government set up after France was defeated in 1940). The invasion happened November 8th-16th, 1942.

What was the death toll for operation torch?

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 November 8, 1942. The Death toll for both sides was put at 1,815+.

Who was defeated on operation torch?

Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of Axis held North Africa, ended with the Allies defeating the Axis powers.

What battle or operation lead to the allied invasion of western Europe?

Operation Torch

Did the US win operation torch?


Who was involved in operation torch?

figure it out yourself.

What was the goal of operation torch?

shake the cola

Why was the end of operation torch a critical moment?

because it involved a torch, and torches are very critical. =)

Name for the operation that landed 10000 Allied troops in North Africa?

Operation Torch

Who was the general to command both operation Torch and operation overlord?

Dwight D. Eisenhower .