OPERATION TORCH – 8 November 1942

Monday, 9 November 2009

FROM THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

Monday, 9 November 1942

The biggest surprise came from Mr. Van Daan when at one o’clock, he announced that the British had landed in Tunis, Algiers, Casablanca, and Oran. “This is the beginning of the end,” everyone was saying, but Churchill the British Prime Minister, who had probably heard the same thing in England, said: this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps the end of the beginning.”

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