US troops of the 1st Ranger Battalion defend a captured German gun position during the first morning of Operation Torch in Algeria, North Africa - 8 November 1942
The US 1st Ranger Battalion was an elite special operations unit of the US Army created in 1942, and consisted of men who were the first American soldiers to see combat in the European Theater.  The soldiers’ first bout of combat was in the Allied failure known as the Dieppe Raid in France.

US troops of the 1st Ranger Battalion defend a captured German gun position during the first morning of Operation Torch in Algeria, North Africa - 8 November 1942

The US 1st Ranger Battalion was an elite special operations unit of the US Army created in 1942, and consisted of men who were the first American soldiers to see combat in the European Theater.  The soldiers’ first bout of combat was in the Allied failure known as the Dieppe Raid in France.

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