Objects & Places from An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa, 1942-1943

Rick Atkinson
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Medjez-el-Bab

Considered the "key to the door," this city was the site of more than one conflict between the two armies.

Blitzkrieg

A term that describes the rapid, overwhelming attacks of German tanks against stationary ground troops. These were very effective in the invasion of Europe in 1939-1940.

Torch

The Allied codename for the invasion of North Africa.

Tunisia

The eastern most North Central African country in the book and where the majority of the battles described in the book take place.

Morocco

A Northwest African country partially held by Spain. It was used as a landing site by westernmost Torch units commanded by Patton.

Algeria

A North Central African country that was a major landing area for Torch and the country in which the cities of Tebessa and Oran can be found.

Vichy French

Term for German-allied French forces who held much of Western North Africa.

Strait of Gibraltar

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