Troop transport ships arrive at Port Lyautey Harbor. Clouds in sky. Thousands of soldiers aboard a troop transport.
U.S. Soldiers stand at attention with their bayonets raised high at a U.S. military cemetery in Port Lyautey. General Nogues, Patton and Keyes, other American and French officers visit the cemetery. Dignitaries and officers visit the cemetery. French native troops and bands march.
French Morocco troops march in bands wearing traditional uniforms. View from dark corridor at the residence of General Auguste Nogues in Rabat, French Morocco. General Auguste Nogues, General Robert Boissau, Admiral Michelieu, General Lascroux and General La Houlle of France; Major General George S Patton, Major General Geoffrey Keyes, Major General Ernest N Harmon and Major General Jonathan W Anderson of the US, the Grand Vizier to the Sultan, American and French officers and civilian officials pose for photographers on the steps of residence. French Morocco troops march in bands and play bugles.
Major General James Doolittle and Lt. General Carl Spaatz of the United States Twelfth Air Force, Colonel Willis, as well as French Major-General Bergeret and other American and French officers attend ceremonies at the presentation of Curtiss P-40 Warhawk planes by the U.S. Army Air Forces to the French Lafayette Escadrille in Morocco during World War II. American troops parade before a hangar. Officers stand in front of P-40 planes lined up near the hangar. The band plays in the parade. French Moroccan horsemen. Officers salute the American and French flags. Opening cameraman slate indicates January 9, 1942, but this is an error as the event took place on January 9, 1943.
'The Big Picture' episode narrated by Ronald Reagan depicts the life of U.S. General George S Patton, Jr. Opening scene shows General George S. Patton, Jr. stepping from a landing craft in France, during World War 2. He stands by the side of a road and waves, as elements of his 3rd Army pass in tanks. Patton in a jeep moving with his troops. General Patton pointing with a baton, in North Africa. View of a world globe being circled by a satellite. A baby picture of Patton (called "Georgie"). Patton seen as a boy, fencing, as a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, and as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. A smiling Patton at West Point. Members of the first football team for soldiers established by Patton. Renault tanks of the 1st Tank Battalion moving with AEF soldiers in World War I. Tank commander,Patton standing in front of a Renault tank. Group picture of American soldiers and tanks, at the Tank School, in Fort Meade, Maryland., after World War I. Closeup of Dwight D. Eisenhower and George S. Patton, in the group. Patton and his wife, Beatrice Banning Ayer, in Old West costumes, for a party, where he displays a pistol in his belt, and in costumes for another party, where they dress as a knight and his lady on horseback. American recruits and draftees being issued uniforms in World War 2. Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. commanding forces for the invasion of North Africa, in November, 1942. U.S. Navy warships fire their guns in advance of an amphibious landing. Landing craft heading toward shore. U.S. troops coming ashore at Casablanca, French Morocco. General Patton accompanied by French officers. Glimpse of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at their conference in Casablanca in 1943. Patton riding in an armored car with three-star flag displayed. Artillery firing in battle of Tunisia. Lt. Gen. Patton and others observing operations. British General, Sir Harold Alexander, steps from a light airplane to meet with General Patton in North Africa. They converse. Patton and another officer looking through binoculars from a ridge by the village of El Guettar, as allies engage German troops and armor from the 10th Panzer Division. M3 Lee tanks moving in the desert. Knocked out tanks of the German 10th Panzer Division. General Patton coming aboard an American warship, and then standing with an Italian officer and a U.S. Major General. Allied naval bombardment at night. Patton observing though binoculars. Allied warships bombarding Sicily. Allied amphibious forces heading ashore in landing craft. Troops moving ashore. Closeup of troops in a landing craft. Glimpse of Patton in a landing craft. Troops walking across floating dock from a landing ship. U.S. flag flying in sand at beachhead. Landing ships in background. General Patton stepping ashore from small boat, and conversing onshore with a Brigadier General and some troops.
Representatives of various groups meet with U.S. Consul at the American Consulate Building in Casablanca, Morocco. 1942 model cars parked in front of the consulate building. A brass plate on building reads 'American Consulate General.' Attendees stand around a conference table as U.S. Consul, Russell Mott Brooks, enters the conference room accompanied by several members of his staff.. He motions to visitors to sit, as he sits at the conference table, flanked by two of his staff. The visiting leaders are seated across from him. Several persons occupy chairs away from the table. Brooks begins by making a few remarks. He then listens to what the various leaders have to say. One speaks briefly. Then a lawyer, wearing French legal robes with a white jabot round his neck hanging down the front of his robes, makes what appears to be an earnest appeal of some kind. Among others participating is a man in a robe, wearing a fez. A woman secretary makes notes during the discussions.