By Matthew Jones
An exam of the controversies and disputes produced among Britain and the USA by means of their joint involvement within the Mediterranean theatre through the moment international struggle. research of the evolution of Allied technique towards the Mediterranean is positioned along a attention of the behavior of army campaigns and the command buildings that observed them. The political tensions permeating Anglo-American relatives, and the $64000 position performed right here via Harold Macmillan, also are mentioned to supply a whole photo of the issues confronted by way of the alliance.
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Extra resources for Britain, the United States and the Mediterranean War, 1942–44
In wording that encapsulated some of the differences in approach that were to mark the Allied debates throughout 1943-44, he commented, 'In so vast and complex a scene above all it is specially desirable to have options open which allow of strategic manoeuvres according as events unfold. ,87 The President was keen to see the conclusions reached in London put to immediate effect, and agreed with Churchill that the landings in French North Africa should be pushed forward with all speed, irrespective of the position in Russia.
Moreover, in ominous fashion German air and ground units rapidly began to arrive at Tunisian airfields and ports soon after 'Torch' began (as the Joint Planners in London had predicted) and prepared to defend the lines of communication of the German forces retreating before General Montgomery's victorious 8th Army many hundreds of miles to the east. 18 The next phase of operations in French North Africa featured a desperate attempt by a group of hastily assembled Allied units to seize the key points of Bizerta and Tunis before the enemy could establish themselves in any kind of Tunisian 'enclave'.
N. Anderson. z It was also decided by the CCS that 'Torch' should be planned by a combined Anglo-American group. The problem of despatching a force, which would have to travel many miles through potentially dangerous waters, to land on an unfamiliar coast where enemy opposition might be encountered, and then have to fight a campaign of indeterminate length, presented complexities of vast dimensions, for which few precedents existed. Naval coordination, the provision of air support, timing of convoys and loading schedules, allocation of troops with assault shipping and the organization of supplies, all had to be arranged in a short space of time - the planners working toward a target date in October 1942 for the operation.