What Were The Core Operations For US Troops in Europe and How Can I Find Out Who Fought Where?
World War Two was the most devastating military conflict in the history of the Earth, killing around 85 million people – about 3% of the population of the world at the time.
The Big Four allied forces were comprised of The United Kingdom, The United States of America, The Soviet Union and China. Although the USA only joined forces with the allies at the end of 1941 – two years after the breakout of war in 1939 – they were instrumental in defeating Nazi Germany and the Axis powers.
European Theatre of Operations, USA
Before the United States officially entered the Second World War, they provided arms, vehicles, funds, food, oil and other war materials to Britain, France, China and The Soviet Union under what was known as the Lend-Lease Act. However, this all changed with the very first military intervention from The States with Operation Torch in Morocco.
This dual operation between Britain and the USA involved the invasion of North Africa to relieve pressure on the Allied Forces in Egypt and creating a route into Southern Europe. The landings of American ground forces – in Casablanca, Oran and Algiers amongst other areas – were supported by Britain by sea and in the air. Other core operations in Europe by American forces included the Battle of Normandy, Battle of the Bulge and Operation Varsity.
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