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Oct 22, 1942

US General Mark Clark arrived in Algiers by submarine for a secret meeting with pro-Allied French officers to discuss Operation Torch. Operation Torch was to be the first Allied amphibious landing of World War II (North Africa), mainly as an induction of US ground forces against the Germans. Operation Torch takes place 8 Nov 1942. At the end of this meeting, being chased by Vichy French police, Clark lost his trousers while jumping into a rowboat waiting to take him to the submarine. The first of the cargo ships left British ports.

Theater:  North Africa

ItemType:  Person

Source:  World War II History

Date Added: 2010-10-22

Tags: Clark, Algiers, Vichy France, Operation Torch

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