Destination Casablanca

Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.57 hours)
Product Number: Z100107676
Released: Nov 07, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781478997672
Narrator/s: Matthew Waterson
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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In the summer of 1940, following France's surrender to Germany, Casablanca was transformed from an exotic travel destination to a key military target. Nazi agents and collaborators soon overran the city looking to capitalize on the new Vichy regime. The resistance was not far behind, as bartenders, shopkeepers, taxi drivers, celebrities, and disgruntled bureaucrats formed a network of Allied spies. Meanwhile, Jewish refugees from Europe flooded the city, hoping to obtain visas to the United States and beyond. In November 1942, Casablanca's wartime fate changed in seventy-four hours, when 33,000 American soldiers stormed the beaches of French Morocco as part of Operation Torch. In Allied hands, Casablanca's port became a crucial logistical hub in British and American plans to return to Europe and defeat Germany. Two months later, Roosevelt and Churchill traveled to Casablanca to plot the next phase of war and achieve Germany's "unconditional surrender." Rife with rogue soldiers, power grabs, plot twists, and diplomatic intrigue, Destination Casablanca is the riveting and untold history of this glamorous and beloved city at the heart of World War II.

Author(s): Meredith Hindley
Original Publish Date: Nov 07, 2017

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Author(s): Meredith Hindley
Narrator(s): Matthew Waterson
Product Number DD34289
Released: Nov 07, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478997696
Author(s): Meredith Hindley
Product Number EB00700615
Released: Oct 10, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: #9781610398923

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