Talking It Over -- Losing a baby while war rages
In the early part of August 1942 orders were received to move a combat team from Ireland to eventually depart to North Africa. The mission was to seize the port of Algiers and to insure that it was kept open for the supply of an Allied army which, moving rapidly eastward, was to occupy Tunisia, taking Rommel's Afrika Corps in the rear. Meanwhile, a second American Combat Team and a British Brigade seized important airfields south of Algiers.
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