In the literary mountain of scholarship, research, and writing devoted to World War II, the story of Operation TORCH, the Allied landings in North Africa in November of 1942, is presented often as something of an overture to the massive amphibious symphonies that followed.
Norton, Richard J.
"TORCH: North Africa and the Allied Path to Victory, by Vincent P. O' Hara,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 70
, Article 14.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol70/iss3/14