SEA AND SAND Invasion of North Africa, 1942-1943 Release Date: January 4, 1953 ... (Episode #9) Sea and Sand focuses on the Allied invasions of Africa. With the United States first entering the war against the Japanese, the U.S. is also now at war with Germany. First, both America and Great Britain build large convoys of troop transports to land in Casablanca and fight the Vichy French into quick submission. Then the Allies also land another amphibious attack in Algiers. The Allies use both landings to pinch Rommel on both sides using General Montgomery and the British forces on one and with Patton and the American army on the other. The Germans are eventually forced to surrender over 200,000 troops to the Allies with ultimate defeat from the continent of Africa.