Activities of the American soldiers in North Africa in November 1942 during World War II. U.S. ship convoy underway at sea. Soldiers debark in North Africa. Mountains in the background. Landing craft underway. Airplanes fly in formation overhead. Paratroopers jump out of the airplanes and descend on the land with the help of parachutes. Citizens cheer the Allies in Casablanca and Algiers.
Allied Forces fight the Axis Powers during World War II. An American Convoy off the coast of Casablanca. A soldier holds gun. Soldiers and sailors listen to an address by their commander. A notice on the bulletin board. U.S. soldiers get ready for the mission during night. Equipment is lowered. Explosion in the distance. U.S. sailors with their equipment fight in Casablanca. Animated map of Algiers. Fight between the British and the Axis forces. Searchlights point upwards towards the sky. Allied Fighter planes in flight. British and American troops land in Algiers. A French officer salutes to the marching Allied Armies. Animated map of Oran. U.S. paratroops take Oran. Battle in Casablanca still continues. U.S. soldiers aim and fire at the enemy planes. Soldiers carry causalities. Allied Forces destroy communication and supply lines of the enemies. A French Admiral with officers. German soldiers move out. People on the side of the streets. U.S. General Eisenhower, General Anderson and French General Giraud review a joint parade. German officers in communication. British and U.S. soldiers on the move. A desert region. People on camel. Allied soldiers in coaches. Animated map of Algeria. A German plane. Allied military moves towards Tunisia.
An American aircraft carrying French General Charles De Gaulle's arrives in Algiers during World War II. A U.S. Army Air Forces Lockheed B-34 Ventura aircraft taxis after landing. Cameramen in the foreground. Many crowd around De Gaulle's airplane, including a number of French officers.
An Allied naval convoy underway in harbor under protection of barrage balloons in Algeria, North Africa. Allied troops disembark a troop's transport ship at a dock. Troops and equipment are unloaded at the dock and British and American forces take over Algeria with little resistance. Allied bombers take off from an airfield. Bombs dropped from a high Altitude. B-25 aircraft in formation bomb Nazi German General Rommel's Afrika Korps in Libya. British artillery guns fired and Eighth Army moves forward pursuing German enemy. Heavy smoke rises from shell hits. British infantry leave trench protection and run forward on battlefield to engage German enemy. Large explosion causes them all to drop to the ground while advancing. British tanks and infantrymen advance past wreckage and burning German aircraft and armor. British General Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery seen with his advancing forces. Italian Army prisoners surrender under British protection. In city of Algiers, captured German officers and members of German Armistice Commission taken away by U.S. soldiers and Italian and German visitors and members of Axis Spain Fifth Column are rounded up in the city for internment. U.S. troops march on city streets. French and Algerian natives cheer for the United States and British allied troops that have taken over. United States troops decorated by General Mark Clark. Scene changes to aerial view of Italy. Cloud cover over the city. Bombs dropped over Italian targets by British and American bomber aircraft. View of explosions on ground and smoke.
Operation Torch, Allied invasion of North Africa, during World War II. Convoys of Allied transport ships underway in the Atlantic Ocean. A U.S. Navy destroyer of Benson class. Rigging of a transport in the foreground. The transport ship with rigging and a winch in the foreground. A convoy underway at sea. Higgins boat, LCVP ( Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel ) number PA26-23 from the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) which was the Flagship for the operation, pulled up on a beach. U.S. troops disembark and run up the beach.
Amphibian assault on Oran, Morocco, during Operation Torch, in World War 2. U.S. troops descend rope ladders from Troop ships and enter assault boats. Major General Terry Allen, (Terry de la Mesa Allen, Sr.) Commander of the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division, descends rope ladder, followed by his Deputy, Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. A Colonel follows them. Views from inside the assault boat carrying them and other officers and soldiers, including some Military Policemen. View from that boat, of troops entering assault boats from a large Attack Transport Ship (APA). A jeep being lowered from the APA to a boat. The assault boat carrying First Infantry Division Commander and staff reaches the beach in Oran, and discharges them onto the beach. There is no opposing force evident.