An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa, 1942-1943 Topics for Discussion

Rick Atkinson
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Describe the difficulties in organizing the troop deployment at Hampton Roads.

What were the proposed landing sites for Operation Torch? What went wrong with the landings?

Why did the Americans want to mount a cross channel offensive as soon as possible in 1942?

What incorrect assumptions did the British make about the French defending North Africa?

In late 1942, could the Allies have stopped the Germans from massing troops in Tunisia to create the bridgehead that kept them from taking the country for another six months?

Explain the difficulties an American Stuart tank would have in facing a German Panzer tank.

Was Fredendall a good or bad commander? Explain why.

Compare the strategic differences in defending a flat desert area versus a mountainous area.

When Eisenhower started delegating some of his responsibilities to his subordinates, how did the campaign change? Would Eisenhower be considered a micromanager...

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