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Destination Casablanca : exile, espionage, and the battle for North Africa in World War II

Author: Meredith Hindley
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In November 1942, as a part of Operation Torch, 33,000 American soldiers sailed undetected across the Atlantic and stormed the beaches of French Morocco. Seventy-four hours later, the Americans controlled the country and one of the most valuable wartime ports: Casablanca. In the years preceding, Casablanca had evolved from an exotic travel destination to a key military target after France's surrender to Germany.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meredith Hindley
ISBN: 9781610394055 1610394054
OCLC Number: 999401044
Description: xviii, 491 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Collaboration and resistance --
Torching Morocco --
"Men pass, France and Morocco remain."
Other Titles: Exile, espionage, and the battle for North Africa in World War II
Responsibility: Meredith Hindley.

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This rollicking and panoramic history of Casablanca during the Second World War sheds light on the city as a key hub for European and American powers, and a place where spies, soldiers, and political  Read more...

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