U.S. crew of a B-24 bomber in Morocco, North Africa. A tall building. A crewman adjusts instrument from aircraft. View of city and snow capped mountains behind palm trees. American flyers,in uniform, walk on garden path among trees and across courtyard of hotel. Sky views of clouds behind palm trees.
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.
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.
The surrender of the Berbers in Morocco, North Africa. Men walking in an area. 12 bulls are ceremonially sacrificed to symbolize the surrender. Men seated holding flags. Guns lying on the ground.
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.
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.