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What should he say?

Trump in Transit (Cont’d)

This article was published November 10, 2017 at 2:10 a.m.

Let's begin with a lesson in history: In early through mid-November of 1942, a joint British-American invasion of North Africa--Operation Torch--was launched with the objective of capturing Casablanca in Morocco. This invasion would prove a prelude to the opening of a second front in Normandy a couple of years later, and would involve 100,000 Allied troops and more than 800 ships. What's more, the invading Allies could not be sure of the reception they would receive from the French on shore. Would they be greeted as liberators or enemies? For the British had sunk the French fleet in nearby Algeria, fearing it would fall into German hands--and the collaborationist regime in Vichy was still denouncing the British as imperialists seeking only to further their own interests. Both sides were soon involved in a propaganda war to win the hearts and minds of the French population in North Africa.

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