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Allies invade French Africa covered by world's greatest sea armada

ALLIED FORCES HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA, Nov. 8, 1942 (UP) - Scores of thousands of American troops, led by amphibious landing parties and air-borne shock troops, landed Sunday in numerous areas of French West and North Africa.

The American offensive was covered by the world's greatest sea armada - the combined power of the American and British navies - and was described as the largest single offensive operation ever undertaken by the United States.

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An umbrella of carrier-based planes droned over the U.S. landing parties as the American doughboys swarmed ashore on the French African coast and drove forward to seize vital airdromes and communications channels.

There was no indication in the early hours of the operation that the Americans had met any initial resistance so powerful as to prevent their attaining initial objectives.

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