Editor says, what if the Allies had invaded France in the Fall of 1942? muses Jeff Provine on the This Day in Alternate History web site. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Jeff Provine Blog thread.
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Editor says, in reality Operation Sledgehammer was shelved as infeasible. Initially planned for early fall of 1942, the plan would have brought only nine potential Allied divisions against some thirty German, realistically ending with the Allies being driven back into the sea. Instead, Churchill's ideal of Operation Torch sent Allied troops through North Africa and then into France and Italy and finally Germany. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.