Lessons of Operation Torch: a 1943 US Army report

Discussion in 'North Africa & the Med' started by davidbfpo, May 19, 2022.

  1. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Having listened to Phil McCarty's talk yesterday on The Bartholomew Report, the British Army review of the war in France, he referred to a few other examples of campaign reviews:

    Today I found this report (69 pgs) referred to in a new 2022 article, alo0ng with other WW2 links.

    There does not appear to be a general Op Torch thread.

    The US Army Report summary:
    Link to US Army report: Lessons of Operation Torch

    Links to cited sources: Phil's talk on: Report: Bartholomew Committee, lessons to be learnt from operations in Flanders and this UK academic article: Amateur Hour Part I: The Chinese Invasion of Taiwan - War on the Rocks

    The other WW" references are to a 2003 report on the Kasserine Pass battle: https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/ADA424990.pdf ; The Italians: Italy’s North African Misadventure ; Operation Husky and the Invasion of Sicily a 2007 USAF article: https://www.jstor.org/stable/resrep13982.9?seq=8 ; the USN After Action Report on Operation Husky: The Sicilian Campaign, Operation 'Husky'
    Last edited: May 19, 2022
  2. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

    I'm having problems with the Operation Torch link...
  3. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

  4. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

    OK thanks.
    This is what I get on my phone:-


    Edit: It seems to work on my laptop, so thank you.
  5. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

    Many thanks for the link davidbfpo.

    I've only read a few pages, but its a very interesting read.
    I think we were lucky that this landing didn't turn out to be a complete disaster!
    I guess the lessons learnt were put to good use in subsequent landings.
  6. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Please let me know your address so I can send you the invoice for my blood pressure medication. I went through a fair bit of it reading this.

    All the best

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