Where did all the men and materiel for Operation Torch come from? - Logistics of Torch

North Africa is an ocean away from the US, and quite a distance still from the UK. Gibraltar is quite small to harbour the invasion force needed for such an operation (or was this indeed the place of departure?). And what about getting all men and materiel in place, organizing rendez-vous points, etc?

In short, I’m really curious about the logistics of Torch.


It was a complicated matter that required a lot of compromises. This article gives a view into the complexity https://history.army.mil/books/wwii/sp1941-42/chapter14.htm