OSS and Operation Torch

  title={OSS and Operation Torch},
  author={David A. Walker},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={667 - 679}
  • D. Walker
  • Published 1 October 1987
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
In the early hours of the morning on 8 November 1942 approximately 90,000 Allied troops, mostly American, disembarked from their landing craft at various points in Vichy French-controlled Morocco and Algeria to begin America's first major offensive action of the second world war, Operation Torch. Simultaneously, pro-Allied guerrilla fighters organized by General William J. ('Wild Bill') Donovan's recently formed Office of Strategic Services (OSS) sprang into action to assist the invading forces… 
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