Join Emma Mawdsley, senior research curator, as she looks at the co-operation between the US and British troops during ‘Operation Torch’.
In 1942, the British and American’s launched a combined amphibious landing in North Africa with the code name ‘Torch’. Winston Churchill suggested that the British soldiers wore the uniforms of the Americans, believing that the Vichy French would be more welcoming to the Americans than the British soldiers.
Emma Mawdsley examines the photographs from the National Army Museum’s collection which illustrate the co-operation between the two nations during this major operation of the Second World War.
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