“Tell that frog that Uncle Sam isn’t Santa Claus.”

US Military Representative Robert Murphy and and French General Juin Duyring the Conference at Casablanca.

 

“We were a reluctant tail to the British Kite,” Robert Murphy US representative in North Africa for Franklin Delano  Roosevelt.

 

In the invasion of North Africa, Rick Atkinson writes in An Army at Dawn, that “we had been out generaled at the Casablanca Conference. But it was British Empire and Imperial Heft that won a victory for the Allies.

 

A US Army supply officer told a translator to tell the French General Hénri Giraud “Tell that frog that Uncle Sam isn’t Santa Claus.”

 

 

From Rick Atkinson’s An Army At Dawn.

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