'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.
British Eighth Army advances in to Tunisia defeating German and Italian Armies in North Africa during World War II. General Montgomery briefs British soldiers near sea coast. Tanks and trucks advance into Tunisia on a road with wrecked German machine gun post near road. General Eisenhower and General Montgomery during a meeting. Highland fighter troops on victory march on roads of a town in Tunisia. A British warship in sea and an anti aircraft gun alert on a post on Mediterranean Sea shore. United States Army advances in trucks and fights German resistance in a battle. Graves of German soldiers nearside roads. U.S. and British soldiers meet from two ends. Soldiers meet and shake hands with warmth. U.S. and British bombers on a mission to Nazi posts. Nazi anti aircraft guns fires at bombers. Posts destroyed by series of bomb explosion. Surrendered Italian and German soldiers in large numbers. Injured Nazi soldier treated by Allied medics. General Eisenhower and General Montgomery.
U.S. soldiers in Tunisia, North Africa. An oasis near El Guetter, Tunisia, North Africa. U.S. soldiers of the 1st Signal Corps take out carrier pigeons from cages. Attach messages and release the birds. The pigeons in flight. A soldier comes out of a tent.
Axis Forces collapse in Tunisia, North Africa during the World War II. Planes of Allied Forces in flight. The U.S. and British officers confer. Allied tanks and infantry move forward. The map of Bizerta. Allied Air Forces strafe the retreating German forces. German and Italian forces surrender. Captured German General Officers led away. Crowds cheer as the Allied Forces enter Tunisia. Officers enter a plane. Allied Forces including Free French Colonial Cavalry and Scotch Bagpipers parade victoriously through Tunisia. Planes fly overhead. Several Generals present. Soldiers on horses.
Axis Forces collapse in Tunisia, North Africa during the World War II. General Montgomery reviews Australian and New Zealand troops. Tanks and infantry of the British 8th Army move forward. A man looks through a pair of binoculars. A map. Planes of the Allied Forces drop bombs on Axis positions. Allied tanks. Artillery fired at night. Soldiers fire artillery. Rubble everywhere. Soldiers of Indian Division. British armors enter Sened. U.S. tanks advance towards Maknassy. German Prisoner of War led away. Allied tanks and troops pass abandoned equipment. Allied Forces planes in flight. Navy ships. War equipment and supplies are loaded onto a deck. U.S. tanks and infantry. A warm reception of the victorious commanders. British fleet shells the coast. An Axis plane shot down. General Montgomery and Free French officers cheered by Moslems in Tunisia.
Allied forces win sea, and air battles in North African Campaign. An allied convoy carries reinforcements towards Africa. Planes of the Axis Forces drop bombs. Explosion in water. The convoy lands in North Africa. Supplies and equipment unloaded from the ships. Soldiers disembark the ships. German dive bombers attack at night and are beaten off. British troops advance in Tunisia. British soldiers take out land mines. Allied soldiers fire artillery from a tank. Wrecked Pz.II and Pz.III tanks of the German 10th Panzer Division.