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A good collection of photographs designed in part to provide examples of the many pieces of military hardware deployed by the US army in WWII, specifically in North Africa and Italy in 1943 to 1945. The captions are often beyond simple descriptions, and those of landscapes are increasingly valuable as modern developments now obscure the sites photographed. I understand that the kingdom of the Netherlands terraformed the ridge where the battle of Waterloo took place, causing the Duke of Wellington to mourn that the battlefield had been altered. While the resulting monument was attractive, he said future explanation of the battle would be considerably obscured by visiting the site. In part this is an attempt to counteract that tendency. ( )
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Kent Roberts Greenfieldprimary authorall editionscalculated
Center of Military Historymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Hatlem, John Cmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Hunter, Kenneth E.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Bacon, Mary AnnEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phillips, W. BrooksEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tackley, Margaret E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The occupation of French North Africa by Allied troops was determined in July 1942 when the American and British Governments agreed to launch a Mediterranean operation in the fall of 1942. The invasion, designated as TORCH, was to coincide with a British advance westward from Egypt. Before American soldiers did any actual fighting in North Africa, however, and before the United States was at war, civilian and military observers had been informally attached in May 1941 to the U. S. military attaché in Cairo. This group was the beginning of a force whose primary function was to service and maintain lend-lease equipment from the United States, instruct the British in its use, and report on how it stood up under battle conditions. The U. S. Air Forces also was performing missions in Egypt several months before the Allied landings in North Africa. All these activities contributed to the British victory at El Alamein in October 1942.
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