In November 1942, Operation Torch became the US military’s first step toward defeat of Nazi Germany in Europe. But why were we fighting there in the first place when US commanders favored Operation Sledgehammer, a landing in Occupied Europe as soon as possible? The question looms especially large when you consider the nearly 400,000 Axis and Allied troops that were either killed, injured, or died of disease by the end of the campaign. Revisit with us the historical battles that gave rise to names like Gen. George Patton, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery and the “Desert Fox” Erwin Rommel.
Presenter: Jim Selsor