December 17, 2018

Today in History: Casablanca, Morocco

Exposition d'art Marocain
Today in History–November 26–the Library of Congress features Casablanca, Morocco’s main port city and the title of a future classic film, which premiered on this day in 1942. Just a few weeks before, the city was bombarded during General Dwight Eisenhower‘s “Operation Torch”. Less than two months later, the city was the site of an Allied strategy conference attended by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British leader Winston Churchill, and French resistance leaders Charles de Gaulle and Henri Giraud. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related resources.

Casablanca Conference image set

Historical newspaper coverage of Casablanca

Casablanca: National Film Registry #1 Now See Hear! blog November 13, 2018

Morocco image set

Historical newspaper coverage of Morocco

Morocco primary source set, World Digital Library

Books about Morocco

Early U.S. government correspondence related to Morocco (1785-1803)

U.S. veteran oral histories (Morocco service)

Morocco country profile

Tetouan, Morocco: Its Specificity and World Cultural Heritage Dimension (streaming webcast)

Competing Spheres: Religion, Society and State in Morocco (streaming webcast)

U.S. legislation related to Morocco

Guide to Law Online: Morocco

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