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Operation Torch: 75 Years Later

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center Theater

Christopher Kolakowski, Director of the MacArthur Memorial, shares the story of "Operation Torch," the successful World War II invasion of North Africa. Plans for Operation Torch were laid out at the Norfolk's Nansemond Hotel, and maneuvers were practiced on the beaches of Ocean View. 

FREE and open to the public

We welcome you to contact us!  The Norfolk Historical Society maintains space at Historic Fort Norfolk (c. 1810).  We are also available via mail, e-mail, and social media.


Fort Norfolk
810 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510


Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367

(757) 754-2004


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