Book cover of Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II  by Meredith Hindleyby Meredith Hindley
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This rollicking and panoramic history of Casablanca during the Second World War sheds light on the city as a key hub for European and American powers, and a place where spies, soldiers, and political agents exchanged secrets and vied for control.

In November 1942, as a part of Operation Torch, 33,000 American soldiers sailed undetected across the Atlantic and stormed the beaches of French Morocco. Seventy-four hours later, the Americans controlled the country and one of the most valuable wartime ports: Casablanca.


In the years preceding, Casablanca had evolved from an exotic travel destination to a key military target after France’s surrender to Germany.

Interview with the Author

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Chatter: The Movie “Casablanca” in Myth and Reality with Meredith Hindley
5/30/22             72 min


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Destination Casablanca: An Interview with Meredith Hindley 
1/23/18            46 min


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