First Blood in North Africa

Operation Torch and the U.S. Campaign in Africa in WWII

Book Description

Photo chronicle of Patton’s Americans versus Rommel’s Afrika Korps in World War II

In November 1942, eleven months after Pearl Harbor, the U.S. launched Operation Torch, its first major offensive against the Germans. This photo chronicle covers the initial landings in Morocco and Algeria and the subsequent desert clashes in Tunisia as American forces under Eisenhower and Patton battled the German Afrika Korps of Erwin Rommel, the famous “Desert Fox.”

About the Author

Jon Diamond has written extensively on military history topics. In addition to articles for World War II History and Military Heritage, he is also the author of Guadalcanal (978-0-8117-1626-0), New Guinea (978-0-8117-1556-0), Orde Wingate (978-1-84908-323-2), and Archibald Wavell (978-1-84908-737-7). A graduate of Cornell University, Diamond is a medical doctor in private practice and has taught at Harvard and Penn State. He lives near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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