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Today in World War II History—November 10, 1942

Destroyer USS Dallas in the Wadi Sebou off Port Lyautey Airfield, November 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

Destroyer USS Dallas in the Wadi Sebou off Port Lyautey Airfield, November 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 10, 1942: US takes Oran, Algeria, and Mehdia, Morocco.

In a daring raid in Morocco, destroyer USS Dallas steams up the Wadi Sebou under the guns of the Kasbah fort, and takes Port Lyautey Airfield.

Victories in North Africa lead Churchill to proclaim, “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

Movie premiere of Road to Morocco, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour.

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