'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.