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El Alamein and Operation Torch: The Road to Berlin Began in Africa

Richard20 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 9:46 AM
Sir Winston - one of the true visionaries of our time. He would roll in his grave if he knew how the pacifists and communists (in a different guise, of course) had once again claimed ascendancy and threatened Western Civilization with their misguided ideology.

Veterans Day 2012 has me once again reflecting on 1942, the 70th anniversary of the year the tide of battle changed in World War II. A 70th anniversary may not seem particularly important until we realize that by the 80th anniversary, the World War II generation will be gone.

November 1942 saw the tide turn in the European theater, with the Second Battle of El Alamein, fought in Egypt from Oct. 23 to Nov. 7, and El Alamein's strategic compliment, Operation Torch. The Torch landings in Morocco and Algeria began Nov. 8.

That the European war's tide changed in...