An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa, 1942-1943 Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Rick Atkinson
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 154 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Prologue

• The author describes the American military cemetery at Carthage, Tunisia, and uses it as a backdrop to deliver important statistics about the war.
• The War in North Africa is explained as a turning point in American history when America began to act like a great power - militarily, diplomatically, strategically, tactically.
• As America enters the war, the President makes the difficult decision to attack in North Africa first.

Chapter 1

• The debate about the details of Torch is described, in part in the exchanges between Churchill and Roosevelt.
• The provisioning, departure, and voyage of the Torch fleet is described in detail.
• The clandestine operation headed by Major General Mark W. Clark is described.

Chapter 2

• The multiple attacks on Oran are described and operations Reservist and Villain are detailed.
• The assault on Algiers, Operation Terminal, is described as well as the successful coup.
• The landings on Fedala and Morocco...

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