El Alamein and Operation Torch

World War II: Fall of the Third Reich

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El Alamein and Operation Torch

World War II in Europe from Stalingrad to the fall of Berlin (8 November 1942)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

In November, the tide turned in the Western Desert Campaign when the British defeated Rommel's Afrika Korps at El Alamein. Just days later other Allied forces made surprise landings in French Morocco and Algeria, soon persuading all of French North Africa to join them.

Main Events

Second Battle of El Alamein

British victory over Germans in Egypt

Operation Torch

Allied landings in Morocco and Algeria

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