Soldiers stand outside entrance of the Moroccan Air Command Building in Morocco. A French Air Force officer comes out and greets arriving U.S. Air Force officers. All officers, including an American Air Force Brigadier General and French counterpart, sit around a table. They discuss and mutually sign some type of agreement. The French General points out areas of interest on a map of Morocco fixed on a wall behind the table. He marks some places on the map. All others watch. Note: The U.S. Air Force General wears an "Ike" jacket, while the officers accompanying him all wear the class A "blouse" jacket.
'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.
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.
French tricolor and a pennant fly above building in Morocco. Moroccans in white traditional dress walk through gardens and a gallery. French General arrives at foot of long walkway, exits a car and ascends walkway flanked by an honor guard of Moroccan troops. He and his aide continue through an outdoor gallery and courtyard before entering building. The General sits at a desk and discusses matters with civil servants who stand near him.
French motorized cavalry unit with tanks and motorcycles in formation, in Morocco. The commanding officer, a French Colonel, orders the unit to mount up and move out. Tank crews and motorcyclists take up their operating positions. Column of tanks and motorcycles moves beside what appear to be ancient ruins.