WW II Gen. Eisenhower, 8 November 1942

WW II Gen. Eisenhower, 8 November 1942

This photos shows General Dwight D. Eisenhower at his desk in offices in the Rock of Gibraltar, just after issuing orders for Operation Torch, the invasion of French Morocco, North Africa, 8 November 1942. Torch was the first major U.S. ground operation of World War II.

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