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Early pictures of American General George S Patton in Africa during World War II.

'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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 6 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States 1st Infantry Division soldiers fight against the Germans in Africa and later capture Sicily during World War II.

'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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German antiaircraft and a fighter plane defend material stockpiled in North Africa.

A map shows French Tunisia in North Africa. A ship at a Tunisian port. German and Italian soldiers transfer boxes from the ships to waiting trucks. Soldiers roll and align barrels. German soldiers load and fire an antiaircraft gun. A German fighter plane defends material stockpiled in North Africa. Smoke due to bombardment by the aircraft. A truck on the road. An enemy plane is downed and its pilot captured. The wounded pilot near the wrecked aircraft.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Portuguese
 
 
Allied camp in North Africa during the North African campaign.

Allied camp in Tunisia during the North African campaign. Soldiers move about the compound full of camouflage tents. Soldiers stand beside military trucks. A soldier smokes a cigarette as he stands with another soldier. A group of soldiers in the background.

Date: 1942, November 8
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
33 Squadron fliers lower bomb under the wing of Hurricane and camouflage an intelligence truck in Tunisia, North Africa.

Royal Air Force 33 Squadron in Tunisia, North Africa during World War II. British fliers move furniture and drink outside a building. The fliers sit outside British Headquarters. A truck filled with fliers drive up. All jump out of the truck and go inside. A British flier puts a sign on a door. The sign reads "33 Sqd OPD". The fliers lower long-range fuel tank attached under a wing of a British fighter aircraft Hawker Hurricane. They carry the fuel tank away. The fliers camouflaging a intelligence truck. A dog at the entrance. Fliers work on roof and sides of the truck. A flier camouflages a truck with branches and twigs.

Date: 1942, January 7
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British fliers man a machine gun on the trailer and a bombed building in the background in Tunisia, North Africa.

Royal Air Force 33 Squadron in Tunisia, North Africa during World War II. A bombed building. A truck with a machine gun on a trailer drives past the building. British fliers jump out and set up the gun. The fliers man the machine gun on the trailer. The fliers work quickly. The bombed building in the background.

Date: 1942, January 7
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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