Scenes taken by U.S. paratrooper (not shown) during stopover in Casablanca, French Morocco, on July 13, 1944. A street sign points to Washington, Tokyo, London, Berlin, and Paris, showing distances. Sidewalk entertainers play musical instruments as people gather around them. A government building in the city with tricolor streamer on it. Panning views of the surrounding area. Aerial views of the ruins of Monte Cassino Abbey (very dark underexposed).
City of Casablanca in Morocco. The Medina entrance at Casablanca. Sign at entrance reads 'Medina Entrance Off Limits To All U.S. Troops'. View inside Medina. Arabs on burros and horse-drawn carriages move. Arabs sell their merchandise. Women in veils on street.
City of Casablanca in Morocco. An Arab doctor on a street. An Arab on burro. Arabs cooking grasshoppers in oil. A man puts on an act with snake. A U.S. soldier talks to an Arab.
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 invasion of North West Africa during World War II. Coastline of Dakar, Senegal. A harbor in Dakar with ships at th harbor. A map of North West Africa depicts the location of Dakar. Aerial views of the city of Casablanca, Morocco. A harbor in Algiers, Algeria. Ships in the harbor. A large Allied invasion convoy underway in the Atlantic Ocean as aircraft fly overhead. American soldiers aboard a troops ship. U.S. aircraft carrier underway at sea. U.S. Navy Douglas Devastator TBD-1 and Dauntless SBD-1 take off from the deck of the aircraft carrier. United States troops climb down cargo nets and onto barges. Enemy aircraft in flight as they attack the Allied ships. Smoke rises as naval guns fire at the coastline. U.S. soldiers land on the shore and get off barges.