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Early pictures of American General George S Patton in Africa during World War II.

'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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 6 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American naval forces join with British in Operation Torch to attack at Casablanca in Morocco, North Africa during World War 2.

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.

Date: 1942, November 8
Duration: 2 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. sailors aboard landing craft during Operation Torch, invasion of North Africa in World War II.

U.S. landing craft underway during Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa, in World War 2. Sailors manning antiaircraft gun positions. Sailors off duty relaxing. Two play guitars and others sing along with them, on the deck. A turret with twin 5 inch guns rotates. The El Hank lighthouse at Casablanca, Morocco. A red Moroccan flag fluttering in the breeze. A loaded landing craft displaying the number, 381, on its bow.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Operation Torch (Invasion of North Africa) during World War II. British Naval officers and ships in 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.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Major General Doolittle at ceremony presenting P-40 Warhawks from the U.S. to the Lafayette Escadrille in Morocco in World War 2

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.

Date: 1943, January 9
Duration: 1 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American soldiers socialize with locals in Morocco, during World War II.

Invasion of North Africa during World War 2. Two American soldiers converse and smoke cigarettes. Several U.S. soldiers socialize with several locals in Morocco. One of the Moroccans plays an accordion.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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