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Today in World War II History—November 17, 1942

Map of first Allied actions in Tunisia, 16-23 November 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

Map of first Allied actions in Tunisia, 16-23 November 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 17, 1942: In Tunisia, British take Beja, and US takes Gafsa and its airfield.

British open Bône Harbor in Algeria.

Vichy French ambassador to the US Gaston Henri-Haye is interned at Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA, with other Vichy French; those who ally with the Free French are released.

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