By Captain Rick Jacobs
Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa, was agreed to only after long and bitter debate. The decision and the campaign illustrate the problems of coalition warfare, from FDR and Winston Churchill down to the men at the point of the spear. It was America’s debut in the European Theater and brought into prominence American generals who became household names, including Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton Jr.
This Lunchbox Lecture is free and open to the public to attend in The National WWII Museum’s Karen H. Bechtel and William M. Osborne III Media Auditorium. For those unable to make it to the Museum’s campus, the lecture will also be livestreamed on Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube, and will be available as a recording after the fact on both platforms.
For additional information, please email Maggie Hartley, EdD, Director of Public Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is proudly sponsored by AARP Louisiana.