Meeting of Generals in North African Theater of World War II. U.S. Army Brigadier General James Wilson Holsinger and U.S. Army Lieutenant General Jacob Devers meet at the Allied Forces headquarters. Brigadier General Wilson at a desk. The two officers look at a map of the Mediterranean Theater as they confer.
Pictures taken by military and news cameramen during World War II. North African Campaign: The UK Eighth Army enters Tripoli in Libya. Allied soldiers on tanks. Civilians and children watch as the troops move into the city. A British flag. British Army Field Marshal Harold Alexander (1st Earl Alexander of Tunis) stands in a car and greets the troops and civilians as it moves along. Allied invasion of Sicily, 1943: Field Marshal Alexander's British Dominion and U.S. forces advance. The task force underway off the Sicily coast. Soldiers get off landing ships and crafts. They wade through shallow water and advance inward on the beach. Germany: Allied aircraft in flight. The airplanes bomb Nazi industries. The aircraft bay doors open, bombs away as bombs are released, and they descend towards the target area. Smoke due to the explosions.
Street level view near the southeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, California. View facing north on Vine Street. A car towing a three-wheel motorcycle turns east onto Hollywood Blvd. Late 1940s and early 1950s automobiles driving on the street. Camera pans westward and other buildings are seen looking north on Vine, including the El Capitan Theatre at 1735 North Vine Street (now the Avalon Hollywood nightclub), the Ontra Cafeteria at 1719 North Vine Street (now the Redbury Hotel at 1717 North Vine), the Melody Lane cafe at the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine, and the Harris & Frank store on Hollywood Boulevard. Brief view of a streetcar or trolley going west on Hollywood Boulevard. Street level camera view then shifts to the southeast corner of Ivar Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, looking west on Hollywood Blvd. Theater marquee of the Admiral Theatre (later the Vine Theatre) is seen across the street at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard. Beyond it, looking west, is the Security Pacific Bank building at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard, and beyond that are the Warners Radio Towers for station KFWB atop the Warner Bros Theatre. Pedestrians walking on sidewalks, and cars and trucks on the street. Scene shifts to various elevated views of Los Angeles with a heavy smog layer settled over the city.
French-North African Commission of United States inspects sites in North Africa. Among the inspecting officers are French Major General Bethaurd and Lieutenant General Ben Lear.
The end of the North African Campaign of World War II. Bizerte and Tunis civilians greet French, U.S. and British troops. The troops in jeeps. People crowd on either side of streets. The people crowd in a street and give 'V' sign for the victory. Buildings on either side of the street. The troops on tanks. People hold flags. The soldiers hold guns and parade.
Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Force General Dwight Eisenhower speaks about the North African Campaign of World War II. General Eisenhower seated at a desk in the United States speaks of the capture of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrikakorps. The General speaks of the cooperation between the services of all Allied countries in winning this war. He speaks about contribution of air, naval and ground power of the Allied forces.