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North Africa


U.S. troops landing in Operation Torch, 1942
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Question 1314139

Following the U.S. entry into World War II in December 1941, one of the first theaters of action was North Africa. During this campaign

(A) the U.S. and British forces easily defeated those of German General Erwin Rommel
(B) Allied forces had to fight against German, Italian, and Vichy French troops
(C) following success in North Africa, the Allies immediately switched the focus of battle to northern France
(D) American troops were led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur
(E) the Vichy French forces eagerly welcomed and cooperated with the arriving American troops

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