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photoRemembering Operation Torch. Sixty years ago, the Allied war against Germany began in earnest with the invasion of North Africa. It was the first step towards the ultimate liberation of Europe, and America's ascendance as a great military power.


Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize winner, author of "An Army at Dawn"

Raymond Reitze, fought in Operation Torch and was taken prisoner by the Germans

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst, senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly Magazine

This program aired on November 12, 2002.

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