The Resource Destination Casablanca : exile, espionage, and the battle for North Africa in World War II, Meredith Hindley

Destination Casablanca : exile, espionage, and the battle for North Africa in World War II, Meredith Hindley

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Destination Casablanca : exile, espionage, and the battle for North Africa in World War II
Title
Destination Casablanca
Title remainder
exile, espionage, and the battle for North Africa in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Meredith Hindley
Title variation
Exile, espionage, and the battle for North Africa in World War II
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Language
eng
Summary
"In November 1942, as a part of Operation Torch, 33,000 American soldiers sailed undetected across the Atlantic and stormed the beaches of French Morocco. Seventy-four hours later, the Americans controlled the country and one of the most valuable wartime ports: Casablanca. In the years preceding, Casablanca had evolved from an exotic travel destination to a key military target after France's surrender to Germany. Jewish refugees from Europe poured in, hoping to obtain visas and passage to the United States and beyond. Nazi agents and collaborators infiltrated the city in search of power and loyalty. The resistance was not far behind, as shopkeepers, celebrities, former French Foreign Legionnaires, and disgruntled bureaucrats formed a network of Allied spies. But once in American hands, Casablanca became a crucial logistical hub in the fight against Germany--and the site of Roosevelt and Churchill's demand for "unconditional surrender." Rife with rogue soldiers, power grabs, and diplomatic intrigue, Destination Casablanca is the riveting and untold story of this glamorous city--memorialized in the classic film that was rush-released in 1942 to capitalize on the drama that was unfolding in North Africa at the heart of World War II" -- Publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
940.54/234
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D766.99.M6
LC item number
H56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Destination Casablanca : exile, espionage, and the battle for North Africa in World War II, Meredith Hindley
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Destination Casablanca : exile, espionage, and the battle for North Africa in World War II, Meredith Hindley
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-480) and index
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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ocn999401044
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25 cm
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Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xviii, 491 pages
Isbn
9781610394055
Lccn
2017018911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)999401044

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