Meredith Hindley - Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II

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As in the famous film, the actual Casablanca during World War II was rife with intrigue, harboring spies, Nazis, and members of the Resistance. In the first comprehensive history of the city’s role in the Second World War, Hindley, a senior writer for NEH’s quarterly, Humanities, traces events from 1940, when Casablanca became a military target, to late 1942 when Operation TORCH secured the port city for the Allies, allowing British and American troops to use it as a staging ground for invading Europe. With a dramatis personae that ranges from Patton, Roosevelt, and Churchill to Josephine Baker, Duff Cooper, and the extended family of Sigmund Freud, Hindley’s account only enhances the glamour and noir atmosphere Hollywood has already established for Casablanca.

 

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ISBN: 9781610394055
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Published: PublicAffairs - October 10th, 2017

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