'The Big Picture' episode narrated by Ronald Reagan depicts the life of U.S. General George S Patton Junior. General Patton steps down a barge. He waves as a military vehicle passes by. U.S. 3rd Army in Europe, 1942. Patton with soldiers. Childhood picture of General Patton. An adolescent Patton comes down a flight of stairs. He practices sword fighting with his father. Picture of Patton at Virginia Military Institute. Picture of Patton at West Point Military Academy. Patton with his established first football team for soldiers. Tanks during World War I. Patton in front of a tank as the first tank commander. General Eisenhower and Patton with other military cadets at the Tank School in Fort Meade. Patton and his wife pose as warriors of the past. A soldier helps another to wear military uniform. In 1942 Patton as a Lieutenant General on an American convoy towards North Africa. Artillery fired and battleships are exploded. American troops land on the coast of Africa. Civilians cheer. Patton comes down a flight of stairs with other military officers. U.S. President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in conference. Patton climbs into a military vehicle and it drives off. Fight in Tunisia. American soldiers fire artillery. Explosions in the distance. Patton gets down a plane and talks to U.S. General Alexander. Two men look through binoculars. German General Rommel walks into a trap set for him by Patton. German tanks destroyed. Patton with other officers. Conquest of Sicily. Fight in Sicily. U.S. 7th Army lands on shore.
USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) attack German targets in Africa and Italy during World War 2. An animation shows location of U.S. 8th Air Force in England and U.S. 12th Air Force in North Africa. P-40 Warhawk fighter planes in flight over enemy targets in North Africa. German equipment and troops are strafed. A P-51 Mustang fighter in flight, peels off and dives towards ground. German planes on ground. A German transport plane takes off. German troops in plane. German transports in flight. U.S. fighter planes take off. German transport being shot down. An animation shows location of 9th Air Force in North Africa. U.S. amphibious landings and infantry troops on the coast of Italy. P-40s in flight strafing German troops. U.S. troops fire mortars and in combat. A-24 Banshee fighter plane flies low over water. U.S. troops dig foxholes. They go through a barbed wire entanglement. U.S. B-26 Marauder bomber in flight. Bombs fall and explode on the ground. A-20 Havoc fighters strafe German railroads. An animation shows reshuffling of U.S. Air Forces, the 12th in Italy, the 9th in England and the 15th in Africa.
Spread of rebellion in North Africa. French troops fire artillery. Explosions occur and smoke rises. Prisoners march on streets with hands behind head. Large crowd of civilians stand outside a building. Troops inspect the trucks and patrol streets. Burnt and wrecked cars. Civilians clear the debris. Destroyed interiors of the hospital.
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.
Riots in France's Colonial Empire in North Africa. Tanks patrol streets. Wrecked vehicles. Men around rubble in street. Riots forces return of Sultan Mohammed ben Youssef from exile to Rabat in Morocco. Sultan's car surrounded by a large crowd after his return in Rabat. Crowd cheers. Sultan gains the power back. Sultan sits on his chair.
The Allied Forces fight the Axis troops in North Africa during World War II. A map of North Africa and Europe. Allied Forces in Gibraltar. An Allied convoy moves towards North Africa. U.S. troops in boats land on the shore. Tanks roll ashore. An Allied plane in flight over the Algiers. The troops including the Free French troops, the Arabs and the natives on the move. French General de Gaulle addresses the troops.