Time Label: 1942

8 November 1942

The Operation Torch landings begin in North Africa. American and British forces land in Morocco and Algeria, commanded by General Eisenhower. The Allies chose to fight German forces in North…

April 1942

Operation Bolero – the build-up of US forces in Britain – begins, in preparation for D-Day.

23 October 1942 – 11 November 1942

The Second Battle of El Alamein is won by the British Eighth Army under General Montgomery. It is the first stage in defeating the German forces in North Africa.

19 August 1942

The Allied raid on the French coastal town of Dieppe, using mainly Canadian troops, is repulsed with heavy casualties. The raid graphically illustrates how difficult the Allied invasion of Europe…