Representatives of various groups 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 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 leaders have to say. One speaks briefly. Then a lawyer, wearing French legal robes with a white jabot round his neck hanging down the front of his robes, 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.
'The Big Picture' episode narrated by Ronald Reagan depicts the life of U.S. General George S Patton, Jr. Opening scene shows General George S. Patton, Jr. stepping from a landing craft in France, during World War 2. He stands by the side of a road and waves, as elements of his 3rd Army pass in tanks. Patton in a jeep moving with his troops. General Patton pointing with a baton, in North Africa. View of a world globe being circled by a satellite. A baby picture of Patton (called "Georgie"). Patton seen as a boy, fencing, as a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, and as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. A smiling Patton at West Point. Members of the first football team for soldiers established by Patton. Renault tanks of the 1st Tank Battalion moving with AEF soldiers in World War I. Tank commander,Patton standing in front of a Renault tank. Group picture of American soldiers and tanks, at the Tank School, in Fort Meade, Maryland., after World War I. Closeup of Dwight D. Eisenhower and George S. Patton, in the group. Patton and his wife, Beatrice Banning Ayer, in Old West costumes, for a party, where he displays a pistol in his belt, and in costumes for another party, where they dress as a knight and his lady on horseback. American recruits and draftees being issued uniforms in World War 2. Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. commanding forces for the invasion of North Africa, in November, 1942. U.S. Navy warships fire their guns in advance of an amphibious landing. Landing craft heading toward shore. U.S. troops coming ashore at Casablanca, French Morocco. General Patton accompanied by French officers. Glimpse of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at their conference in Casablanca in 1943. Patton riding in an armored car with three-star flag displayed. Artillery firing in battle of Tunisia. Lt. Gen. Patton and others observing operations. British General, Sir Harold Alexander, steps from a light airplane to meet with General Patton in North Africa. They converse. Patton and another officer looking through binoculars from a ridge by the village of El Guettar, as allies engage German troops and armor from the 10th Panzer Division. M3 Lee tanks moving in the desert. Knocked out tanks of the German 10th Panzer Division. General Patton coming aboard an American warship, and then standing with an Italian officer and a U.S. Major General. Allied naval bombardment at night. Patton observing though binoculars. Allied warships bombarding Sicily. Allied amphibious forces heading ashore in landing craft. Troops moving ashore. Closeup of troops in a landing craft. Glimpse of Patton in a landing craft. Troops walking across floating dock from a landing ship. U.S. flag flying in sand at beachhead. Landing ships in background. General Patton stepping ashore from small boat, and conversing onshore with a Brigadier General and some troops.
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.