One year of reciprocal aid. British sailors and U.S. Rangers share a joke as well as ships. More than thirty troops, transports of the British Merchant Navy, were in the first convoy that swept through the Mediterranean in the invasion of North Africa, in company with American forces under escort of the Royal Navy. American aviators flew British Spitfire planes, in a joint action that established the Allied second front. The principle of sharing by the Allies paid tremendous dividends in this action
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