French Morocco troops march in bands wearing traditional uniforms. View from dark corridor at the residence of General Auguste Nogues in Rabat, French Morocco. General Auguste Nogues, General Robert Boissau, Admiral Michelieu, General Lascroux and General La Houlle of France; Major General George S Patton, Major General Geoffrey Keyes, Major General Ernest N Harmon and Major General Jonathan W Anderson of the US, the Grand Vizier to the Sultan, American and French officers and civilian officials pose for photographers on the steps of residence. French Morocco troops march in bands and play bugles.
Major General James Doolittle and Lt. General Carl Spaatz of the United States Twelfth Air Force, Colonel Willis, as well as French Major-General Bergeret and other American and French officers attend ceremonies at the presentation of Curtiss P-40 Warhawk planes by the U.S. Army Air Forces to the French Lafayette Escadrille in Morocco during World War II. American troops parade before a hangar. Officers stand in front of P-40 planes lined up near the hangar. The band plays in the parade. French Moroccan horsemen. Officers salute the American and French flags. Opening cameraman slate indicates January 9, 1942, but this is an error as the event took place on January 9, 1943.
Allied sailors, French, British and American, march in formation and assemble at attention in Morocco, during World War 2. A group of French sailors shouldering arms, marches along a waterfront path and stands at attention in a paved area. They are joined by a group of British sailors, also shouldering arms. A U.S. contingent of sailors marches to a nearby location. The entire activity is at a waterfront area in Morocco. Brief glimpse of a destroyer off the coast.
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.
Allied bomber lands at an airfield in North Africa. Airmen on the airstrip. Several Allied planes at the air base as one taxis on the runway. Allied officers at a retreat ceremony in Casablanca, Morocco. A soldier with the American flag patch on sleeve. United States soldiers and military band march with the American flag. Soldiers raise the flag. Soldiers march with the French flag. French and other Allied officers at the ceremony. A soldier takes photographs. Soldiers at the French 'Base Aeronautique Navale De Lartigue' in Lartigue, Algeria. American and French flags. Allied officers talking. Soldiers around tents in a camp area.
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.