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Operation Torch, enacted in the autumn of 1942, was fought as a result of the Allied decision to take the fight to the Axis in Europe in the only practical way possible. With the shortage of landing craft as well as ground units, the Allies reckoned that a direct invasion of the European continent was impossible. In its place, driving the Axis out of North Africa was decided upon, which is precisely what "Torch" intended and, in fact, accomplished.

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