During World War II, Morocco, which was then occupied by France, was controlled by Vichy France from 1940 to 1942 after the occupation of France by Nazi Germany. However, after the North African Campaign, Morocco was under Allied control and thus was active in Allied operations until the end of the war.
Operation Torch was the Anglo-American invasion of French Morocco and Algeria during the North African Campaign of World War II. It began on November 8 and concluded on November 16, 1942.
Casablanca was an important strategic port during World War II . In November 1942, the British and Americans organised a 3-pronged attack on North Africa (Operation Torch), of which the westernmost one was at Casablanca .
The town was occupied by the French in 1907, and during the French protectorate (1912–56) Casablanca became the chief port of Morocco. Since then, the growth and development of the city have been continuous and rapid. During World War II (1939–45) the city was the seat of a British-U.S. summit conference in 1943.
Germany wanted to challenge France’s growing control over Morocco , aggravating France and the United Kingdom, but the crisis was resolved by the Algeciras Conference of 1906, a conference of mostly European countries that affirmed French control.
Morocco became a French Protectorate through the Treaty of Fez in 1912.
The D simply stands for “ day .” The designation was traditionally used for the date of any important military operation or invasion, according to the National World War II Museum. Thus, the day before June 6, 1944, was known as D -1 and the days after were D +1, D +2, D+ and so on.
During World War II, Algeria, along with North Africa, were under the control of Nazi Germany and Vichy France. On November 8, 1942 the Allies launched the first major offensive of the war codenamed Operation Torch.
American General Dwight D. Eisenhower, supreme commander of the Allied forces in the European Theater, planned a three-pronged attack on Casablanca (Western), Oran (Center) and Algiers (Eastern), then a rapid move on Tunis. Operation Torch.
|Date||8 November 1942 – 13 May 1943|
|Location||French Morocco, French Algeria|
terminated her contract. After Joy Page died in April 2008, Lebeau was the last surviving credited cast member of Casablanca .
Casablanca (Arabic: الدار البيضاء, romanized: ad-dār al-bayḍāʾ; Berber languages: ⴰⵏⴼⴰ, romanized: anfa) is the largest city of Morocco. Casablanca is considered the economic and business center of Morocco, although the national political capital is Rabat.
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December 7, 1941
September 1, 1939 – September 2, 1945