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.
A building in Morocco, bearing a French military logo and seal. Berber tribesmen are assembled in formation, with a flag. French millitary officers march a road to the assembly place. A contingent of French Foreign Legion in formation. The ranking French Officer shakes hands with tribal leaders and then begins issuing rifles and bayonets to the tribal leaders. Other French officers continue issuing arms to the ramainder of the assembled tribesmen (goumiers). A Legionnaire looks from high vantage point, over town spread out below.
Mountains are seen in Morocco. French officers inspect a small contingent of Goums in formation.. These were known as "Gourmiers Marocains," a name Americanized to "Goums" by U.S. soldiers during WWII. The patterns on their flowing coats indicate their tribal affiliations.
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.