Casablanca: ' Operation Torch: A Shared Story ' (video)
A joint exhibition of Morocco and the United States to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the American landing in Morocco in the second world war, opened last Wednesday in Casablanca, under the theme ' Operation Torch: A Shared Story ' .
Organized by the Directorate military history, the exhibition shows the support that Morocco gave to the allies during World War II, reports Moroccoworldnews.
"This exhibition is an opportunity to 240 years privileged relations between Morocco and the United States, whose origins go back to the times of Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah and the first u.s. president George Washington at the end of the 18th century, "said brigadier general Andrian Sinnate, head of the Directorate military history of the Moroccan Royal armed forces (FAR).
Sinnate also stressed the important role that the city of Casablanca played at the (figurative) "building bridges" between occupied Europe and the US.
"The Organization of this second exhibition after 2006 is part of the military cooperation between Morocco and the United States in several areas," added Sinnate.
"The military cooperation between the two countries will continue to develop over the years," said the American General Dar Craig, that the "exceptional" friendly relations between his country and Morocco.
Craig recalled that ' Operation Torch ' is the code name given to the allied landings in Morocco on 8 november 1942, the first major strategic relapse of nazi Germany.
The opening ceremony was marked by the presence of various Moroccan and u.s. military and civilian figures. The exhibition, which shows photos and historical documents, uniforms, will run until 7 december.
In a video of Lefr360 you can get a first impression of the exhibition, the video is French-speaking.
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