French people gathered along North African coast of Oran Algeria following invasion of United States and British forces in World War 2 (Operation Torch). The French seen showing no resistance and even relief. Two U.S. troops show a message from President Franklin Roosevelt. American troops take over Oran, Algeria. American Army convoy moves through the streets of Oran. Vichy French prisoners sit in an open area having layed down their arms without struggle. Group of U.S. soldiers talks to French soldiers.
'The fighting first' about the role of United States 1st Infantry Division in various campaigns during World War II. A soldier of United States 1st Infantry Division. Combat boots of soldiers during the civil war and World War I. A map shows the 1st Infantry Division units moving across the Atlantic Ocean towards North Africa for Operation Torch in November, 1942. Soldiers of 1st Infantry Division go to England and loaded onto ships as they move to Africa. U.S. General Terry Allen aboard a ship. Infantrymen fire in Oran, Algeria. Aircraft in flight, explosions occur and a convoy of trucks on advance during the battle in Oran. 1st Infantry Division troops battle against Nazi General Rommel's armies in Tunisia, North Africa. In 1943, men of 1st Infantry Division load onto ships and arrive in Sicily. Troops advance into a town in Sicily after capturing it. Damaged houses in a city in Sicily.
Allied Forces fight the Axis Powers during World War II. An American Convoy off the coast of Casablanca. A soldier holds gun. Soldiers and sailors listen to an address by their commander. A notice on the bulletin board. U.S. soldiers get ready for the mission during night. Equipment is lowered. Explosion in the distance. U.S. sailors with their equipment fight in Casablanca. Animated map of Algiers. Fight between the British and the Axis forces. Searchlights point upwards towards the sky. Allied Fighter planes in flight. British and American troops land in Algiers. A French officer salutes to the marching Allied Armies. Animated map of Oran. U.S. paratroops take Oran. Battle in Casablanca still continues. U.S. soldiers aim and fire at the enemy planes. Soldiers carry causalities. Allied Forces destroy communication and supply lines of the enemies. A French Admiral with officers. German soldiers move out. People on the side of the streets. U.S. General Eisenhower, General Anderson and French General Giraud review a joint parade. German officers in communication. British and U.S. soldiers on the move. A desert region. People on camel. Allied soldiers in coaches. Animated map of Algeria. A German plane. Allied military moves towards Tunisia.
A street crowded with military personnel and in Oran, Algeria. Military vehicles on the road. American, British and French flags on the street. Street signs shows distance to London, Paris, San Francisco and Kansas City. American soldiers hold back crowds in city street. Policemen patrol the street. Crowd cheers and shows the 'V' sign for victory. French naval officers before banners in the background. The officers board a military truck. British soldier in formation in a street.
French and American officers saluting as they leave for Tunis from Oran in Algeria. Crowd watching. American troops presenting arms. French troops marching along railroad tracks. French troops passing through gate and climbing onto flat car loaded with equipment. American troops climbing onto flat car. French troops on flat car shaking hands with American troops standing alongside. American troops marching along tracks. French troops marching along railroad tracks while U.S. troops stand at attention. French and American officers saluting. American soldiers presenting arms. French and American officers. French officers and French civilians on other side of track watching ceremony.
Ship sunk in Oran harbor in Algeria. Sterns of transports. Transports at anchor. American troops disembarking. American troops forming upon parallel ground. General Eisenhower and General Giraud with other allied officers watching. American troops falling into line. Scene of a church. General Giraud and General Eisenhower placing wreath on soldier's grave honoring French and American dead. Grave with flowers.