Allied soldiers keep watch in Morocco North Africa. Soldiers keep vigil from within the walls of some ruins. Soldiers use binoculars and a telescope to survey the surrounding landscape through holes in the ruin walls. A soldier smokes a pipe as they share information and notes. A soldier on a field radio. Soldiers seated and standing around in a military camp as they have refreshments in military cups.
Lt. General Carl Spaatz and Major General James Doolittle of the United States Twelfth Air Force, along with Colonel Willis, as well as other American officers at a presentation ceremony of Curtiss P-40 aircraft to French Major-General Bergeret and other French officers. Excellent close-up views of Spaatz and Doolittle. The P-40 Warhawk planes are presented by U.S. to the French Lafayette Escadrille in Morocco. Several P-40s lined outside a hangar. A C-47 Skytrain "Gooney Bird" in the background. The Lafayette Escadrille squadron insignia, French Air Service insignia, and the French tricolor painted on the planes. Soldier walks past the airplanes. The military band with bombers in the background. United States and French officers talk as they hold a cut out of the squadron insignia.
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.
Seventy five U.S. Army Curtiss P-40L airplanes are ferried across the Atlantic Ocean to within flying range of Morocco, North Africa, by the Aircraft Carrier, USS Ranger (CV-4), during World War 2. U.S. Army Air Force pilots prepare to fly the P-40s to the former Vichy French Anfa Airport near Casablance, captured by the Allies in Operation Torch. The Army pilots and support personnel are seen being briefed on the flight deck. Navy deck crews help move a P-40 into position. USAAF 57th Fighter Group commander, Colonel Frank H. Mears shakes hands with a navy officer from the cockpit of his P-40. Carrier officer seen signaling for take off. Colonel Mears takes off. More P-40s follow. Navy officers and sailors watch the departing P-40s and give thumbs up for approval. The P-40s buzz the carrier as they form up to depart.
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.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and English Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet in Casablanca, Morocco. German troops and German POWs being driven out of North Africa by the Allies. President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill seated in chairs on the lawn of the White House at a planning session. Various war scenes from many WWII theaters: Allied vessels and planes in the Pacific. American troops invading Sicily and coming ashore on its beaches. Soviet infantry and artillery advance on the eastern front, firing at German enemy positions.