NOTES ON THE FRENCH ARMY 1942 Operation Torch: Vichy French Forces Handbook


A WW2 British War Office Handbook, marked ‘Not To Be Published’, and ‘Not To Be Taken Into The Front Line’. Produced as part of the preparations for Operation Torch – the invasion of French North Africa which was planned for late 1942. This handbook would initially have been used by Allied intelligence officers involved in the planning of Operation torch, and later by those serving in the operations in North Africa. It would have been a vital source of information on the French Vichy forces in North Africa. The book includes details of the organisation, equipment, weapons and uniforms of the Vichy French Forces. Illustrated with colour plates of uniform badges and flags.