French North Africa


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French North Africa

n
(Placename) the former French possessions of Algeria, French Morocco, and Tunisia
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Irvine, 52 Germans forces took control of Vichy France in response to Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of French North Africa.
It did not in fact help Russia, and did not bring Americans into contact with Germans, he says, and it took five months longer than planned to conquer French North Africa.
Operation Torch was the first combined Allied offensive, a British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African campaign, starting in November of 1942.
Muslims in France came from French North Africa, and many Turks were encouraged to migrate to Germany in the fifties and sixties to help a growing economy.
He and his family were 'pieds-noirs'--the name given to anyone of European ancestry living in French North Africa until the end of French rule.
French North Africa consisted of which territories?
From Egypt, from Britain, and from French North Africa, heavy blows are being struck at the Germans and Italians.
Spender, a platoon commander in C Company of 2 Para Battalion, was killed in 1943 while assaulting German positions during the British-American invasion of French North Africa.
World War II involved most of the world, including French Indochina (now Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia), British and Italian Somaliland (now Somalia), and French North Africa (now Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).
SIXTY-EIGHT years ago, on November 8, 1942, the Operation Torch landings took place on the beaches of French North Africa.
The culmination of the bitter undeclared war came in Algeria in 1942 when Anglo-American forces invaded French North Africa, inducing the duplicitous and opportunistic Admiral Darlan--chief villain of Smith's book--to switch sides and 'play the turn-coat' in Churchill's phrase (Darlan was assassinated soon afterwards, much to Churchill's satisfaction and possibly with his connivance).