Representatives of various religions meet with U.S. Consul at the American Consulate Building in Casablanca, Morocco. 1942 model cars parked in front of the consulate building. A brass plate on building reads 'American Consulate General.' Attendees stand around a conference table as U.S. Consul, Russell Mott Brooks, enters the conference room accompanied by several members of his staff.. He motions to visitors to sit, as he sits at the conference table, flanked by two of his staff. The visiting religious leaders are seated across from him. Several persons occupy chairs away from the table. Brooks begins by making a few remarks. He then listens to what the various religious leaders have to say. One clergyman speaks briefly. Then a French Roman Catholic Priest makes what appears to be an earnest appeal of some kind. Among others participating is a man in a robe, wearing a fez. A woman secretary makes notes during the discussions.
Animated map shows the advancement of American forces toward North Africa, being joined by British Naval forces near Gibraltar for Operation Torch. American and British allied naval fleets position at key locations near Oran, Algiers and at Casablanca for simultaneous attack. American naval fleet starts its attack after being fired upon by shore batteries of Vichy French forces at Casablanca, commencing the Naval Battle at Casablanca. Carrier aircraft swarm the skies above the harbor at Casablanca. Antiaircraft guns fired by Vichy French. Huge explosions in water and on ships. Guns aboard a battleships fired. The unfinished French battleship Jean Bart is hit by a U.S. battleship's 12 inch shell. The ship Jean Bart erupts in flame and emits heavy smoke. Several destroyed French ships in harbor at Casablanca.
Allied ships in Casablanca bay during Operation Torch (Invasion of North Africa) in World War 2. Barrage balloons aloft, over the area. British Naval officers on the bridge of a ship. Aerial views of the port and harbor of Casablanca, Morocco.
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.
Allied officers at a retreat ceremony in Casablanca, Morocco. United States Army General Mark Clark, American, British, French Army and Navy officers attend the ceremony. Soldiers give a gun salute. Allied officers salute during the ceremony. Officers move along as they talk to each other. American General Dwight D Eisenhower and other officers exit a building and leave in cars.
Allied officers at a retreat ceremony in Casablanca, Morocco. United States Army General Mark Clark, American, British, French Army and Navy officers attend the ceremony. Allied troops march on the road. Soldiers with the French flag. Soldiers with rifles. United States General Mark Clark salutes the troops as they march by. Soldiers with the folded American flag. Allied officers salute during the ceremony. The American and British flags.