African summit meeting in Casablanca, Morocco. Gamal Abdel Nasser President of Egypt arrives by a yacht. King Mohammed V of Morocco receives President Nasser. Civilians cheer and greet the President. Kwame Nkrumah, leader of Ghana and Algerian leader Ferhat Abbas arrive by air. King Mohammed V receives them. The leaders and the President at around table meeting.
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.
Events related to the Casablanca Conference. U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seated on lawn wearing civilian clothes. Several officers including U.S. Army Air Force Chief, General Henry H (Hap) Arnold, U. S. Admiral Ernest J King, U.S. Army General George C Marshall, British Admiral Sir Andrew B Cunningham, British Field Marshal Sir Alan Francis Brooke, British Lord Louis Mountbatten, British Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal and Harry Hopkins, advisor to President Roosevelt, in the background.
View of French Cruiser Georges Leygues in harbor of Casablanca, Morocco.
A launch carries new Resident-General Alphonse Juin to the shore, where he is greeted by honor guard of French sailors. He greets a civilian woman and man dressed in formal attire and samples food proffered by Moroccans.
General Juin then rides along a road in an open automobile, accompanied by
Moroccan troops on horseback, while spectators watch and applaud from the roadside. Accompanied by French officers in white uniforms, he participates in a wreath laying at the Monument commemorating Moroccan units that served with the French during World War I. (The monument, by sculptor Landowski, erected in 1924, depicts a French Poilu and a Moroccan Spahi, both on horseback, shaking hands.) The General's car and entourage then proceed to the courtyard of the Royal Palace, where General Juin is escorted by Moroccan officials, while a Moroccan military band plays. He enters the Palace and has an audience with the Sultan of Morocco.
A Short, unassociated scene shows Crown Prince Amir Saud, and two members of his royal party, stepping from a car,and entering a building diring a 1947 visit to the United States.
Allied Forces fight the Axis Powers in North Africa during World War II. Anfa Hotel in Casablanca. Scenes of Casablanca Conference. Various dignitaries like American President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Churchill, General de Gaulle, General Giraud, General Eisenhower, General Alexander and Admiral Cunningham present at the conference. A meeting between General de Gaulle and General Giraud. Dignitaries in a room. General Eisenhower, British General Alexander, British Admiral Cunningham and British Air Chief Marshal Tedder. Allied officers work together. President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill. Churchill visits General Montgomery. Animated map shows Mareth line. General Rommel, German and Italian troops behind the Mareth line. German tanks and planes. Animated map show the course of the battle. Allied troops move past destroyed and abandoned German tanks. German Tiger tanks. Allied soldiers fire at the German tanks with British antitank guns. German tank burns.
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.