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FDR Called Operation Torch a "Great Jihad of Freedom." It Was Nothing of the Kind.

Instead of acting as liberators, the WWII Allied forces in North Africa ended by propping up fascism, and leaving the Jews to their fate.

American infantry marching through Algiers after landing during Operation Torch in 1942. Bettmann.

American infantry marching through Algiers after landing during Operation Torch in 1942. Bettmann.

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Oct. 19 2017
About the author

David Pryce-Jones, the British novelist and political analyst, is the author of, among other books, The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs and Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews.


Instead of acting as liberators, the WWII Allied forces in North Africa ended by propping up fascism, and leaving the Jews to their fate.

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