A documentary titled 'America salutes Algerian Independence' depicts independence celebrations in Algeria and its admission into the United Nations. A huge crowd of people in the streets of Algeria to celebrate their independence. The Algerian flag is waved. Soldiers march. People with the Algerian flags. The Algerian flag is raised in a ceremony. Soldiers stand at attention. The United Nations Headquarters in New York City in the United States. Flags of the member nations flutter. Algerian Prime Minister Mohamed Ahmed Ben Bella is greeted by UN Secretary General U Thant, Guinean President Ahmed Sekou Toure and President of the UN General Assembly Muhammad Zafrulla Khan. The Algerian flag is unfurled and it flutters among the flags of other member nations. Algerian war victims present at the ceremony. In the UNO, the full body of the General Assembly gives a standing ovation to Algeria as it joins the UNO. Algerian delegates seated. A map of Africa with the focus on Algeria. The capital city of Algiers. Ships at the harbor in Algiers. People in a market place. Minarets of Jeema Kebir Mosque . The National Museum houses things of art and craft such as brocade garments, rugs, specimens of metal work and jewelery.
Aerial view of thousands of people gathered at the Champs Elysees in Paris, France. Scenes showing French President Coty and General De Gaulle in Paris. General De Gaulle being greeted by a large crowd. Algerian Nationalists revolt. Thousands of Muslims demonstrate in support of French General De Gaulle in Algiers, Algeria.
French leader Charles de Gaulle visits Algeria during riots and crises. Frenchmen fight Frenchmen during Algiers crises in Algeria, Africa. French Army tanks and armored vehicle in the streets to control the rioters. Riots on streets of Algiers. French leader Charles de Gaulle arrives and meets a large crowd of French people in Algiers.
A crowd greets French General Charles de Gaulle in Algiers, showering his motorcade with ticker tape. views of motorcade from various locations, including high in an overlooking building. Cheering crowds jam the roadside. A formation of French warplanes is seen flying overhead. A little girl kisses De Gaulle on the cheeks. De Gaulle walks with officials up a hill and then speaks from a portico of the Government General building, to an audience of thousands jammed shoulder-to-shoulder in the Place du Forum with some perched atop a monument. De Gaulle returns to his open car, as a cordon of French military hold the crowd back.
Lieutenant General Mark Clark of U.S. Army, British General Kenneth Anderson, British Admiral Andrew Cunningham, and French Admiral Jean Darlan review United States troops at Algiers in Algeria. U.S. troops salute passingt the high ranking officers. Robert Murphy, United States Minister to North Africa, conversing with U.S. soldiers. U.S. troops aboard a Landing Craft Tank (LCT). Guns mounted on the LCT. Buoy in the harbor and city of Algiers in the background. Distant vessels stand in the harbor. U.S. soldiers aboard an LCT. Black belts (light preservers) around soldiers' waists . Distant convoy of Allied ships escorted by British destroyers head to Bone, Algeria. A view of harbor at Bone. U.S. General Lee Tanks (M3) are unloaded from LCT at the shore. Men unload cargo of ammunition from a Britsh supply ship. Men handle ammunition crates at a supply depot.
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.