Anglo-free french strategy in northwest africa : operation against dakar,september 1940

After the fall of france in 1940, the britich prime minister winston churechill tried hard to persuade marshall pétain to continue the war from north africa but his effort was of no avail.this is the reason whey whinston churchill accepted to mount a combined operation with the free-french under teh leadership of general the gaulle to seize the french naval base of dakar. This article focuses on the preparation and execution of this operation, and than analyses its impact on different protagonists and finnally shows why the american interest for northwest africa started to grow.

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