Taking the War to Hitler
In This Chapter
◆ North Africa is swept clean
◆ The fall of Sicily seals Mussolini’s fate
◆ The Allies attack Italy
◆ Hitler draws a line in the Italian sand
◆ The first wheel falls off the Axis
When the British convinced the United States to launch Operation Torch, their expectation was that the operation would not meet too much resistance. They hoped to quickly overrun the troops in North Africa and set the stage for the planned cross-Channel invasion. All went according to the schedule in Morocco and Algeria, but Allied troops became seriously bogged down in Tunisia, where the Vichy loyalists allowed the Germans to bring in reinforcements.
By the end of 1942, it was clear to the Allies that the invasion would ...