French Resident-General of Morocco, Lieutenant General Pierre Boyer de Latour, in exercise of diplomacy, visits Berber Tribes in middle atlas region of Morocco ( el mars boulmane ). He arrives in a 1953 Oldsmobile convertible automobile, driving up a rugged dirt road. The General greets several tribal leaders and converses with them. The tribal leaders escort General de Latour to a large tent, where he sits and converses with the most senior leaders. They talk and eat inside the tent. Crowds of tribesmen observe from around the tent, at some distance, outside. Mountains seen in the background. Tribesmen play musical instruments. Women in decorative costume dance.
A U.S. Air Force B-47 Stratojet aircraft lands at Sidi Slimane Air Force Base in Morocco. The B-47 taxis on a runway in the United Kingdom. A pilot in the cockpit. A ground crewman removes an obstacle from the front of the landing gear. The aircraft taxis and takes off. It lands at Sidi Slimane Air Force Base in Morocco. Several other aircraft parked at the base. A hangar in the background. The aircraft taxis on a runway. An officer writes on a poster. It reads '305th Bomb Wing HQ'. He walks away.
New Sultan installs in French Morocco. Uneasy peace descends on Morocco as new sultan named. Supporters of his exiled predecessor searched for weapon. Tribesmen with horses. Berbers converge for the event. The Sultan acknowledges the salute. Ceremonies take place. French Governor General presents the felicitations of his government to the new ruler.
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.
Refueling of U.S. Air Force B-47 Stratojet aircraft after it lands at Sidi Slimane Air Base in Morocco. A rain covered parking ramp. A B-47 taxis in a heavy rain fall. Across an airfield men stand around in rain awaiting the arrival of the B-47. An airman directs the B-47 into a parking area. The aircraft being directed into the refueling station . An airman in the foreground give hand signals. Ground crewmen activity during the refueling and maintenance operations performed upon the aircraft when they land. A ground crew chief opens a door and attempts to lower a ladder, which is out of reach. A B-47 parked on taxi or maintenance strip. Heavy rains in the area. Activity around the aircraft as they are maintained after flight. A B-47 taxis into the refueling station. An airman attaches a refueling hoist to the aircraft. A flight line director uses a radio communications system during the maintenance operations. The flight line operator standing outside the aircraft talks to a person inside over a radio phone. A B-47 taxis into the maintenance area. Already stationary B-47s being maintained along the sector of the strip.