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U.S. Army Service Forces transporting troops and supplies during World War II.

U.S. troops board a large transport ship via a gangplank. Troops on an intermediate deck of the ship. Some are sprawled out relaxing. View from above of more troops boarding a ship. Men and equipment on the pier below. American forces at various far flung places where the U.S. Army Services Forces facilitated their transport and logistic support. Fleeting glimpses of troops in: Ireland; Alaska; Trinidad; and South America. Troops jam the upper deck of a transport ship. Army Service Forces officers in a planning meeting. Naval officers on deck of a ship look through binoculars as U.S. Naval ships bombard the coast of , Solomon Islands and landing craft carry marines in an amphibious assault. Next, a man is seen annotating a map of North Africa. Secret maps pertaining to Allied landings in Tunisia and Algeria. Animated map illustrates amphibious landings on North African coast, highlighting Casablanca, Oran, and Algeria. Landing craft carry troops and supplies that are piled up in the sand beach. Soldiers moving military supplies ashore, in fire brigade fashion. Offices of the Army Service Forces. Trucks on the move in remote locations. Supply ship being loaded at a terminal. Fuel drums and army vehicles a being loaded aboard ships. Officers seated at a conference table. Ordinary American enlisted soldiers in a griping session at an Army post in the United States. Camera pans over large formation of soldiers. Animated chart shows more than half of servicemen who are part of Army Service Forces (ASF), are unaware of that. Troops marching in review at a tropical location, where reviewing officers wear pith helmets. Chart illustrates lack of unit pride in ASF. Images of various ASF logos. Chart shows Signal Corps and Engineers elements of ASF have the greatest unit pride. But most think better of other branches of the Army. More troops marching, in steel helmets and carrying rifles with bayonets affixed. Troops marching overlaid by "50%" indicating that half don't believe their contributions to the war effort are significant. Troops lined up (for pay?). More charts expressing concern about low morale. A heavy gun firing. German paratroopers jumping from a formation of Junkers Ju 52 aircraft. Charts expressing prevailing U.S. troops view that Germany wouldn't be too hard to defeat. Chart showing lack of understanding about why the U.S. is fighting Germany. Image of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill seated in front of their key military officers at Casablanca Conference in World War 2. Chart shows U.S. soldiers believe that the greatest war effort is expended by the U.S. followed by Russia, with China and Britain providing little. Chart illustrates that only half U.S. troops want to get overseas and fight. Chart shows U.S. War Department films can correct this problem.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British Eighth and U.S. Army advance in to Tunisia defeating German and Italian Armies in North Africa during World War II.

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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 6 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Jan Christian Smuts of the Union of South Africa in Tunis, North Africa.

Tunis, North Africa. Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts, General Sir Harold Alexander and General Dwight D Eisenhower step down from the stairs of Eisenhower Villa Headquarter. Three of them standing in their army uniform engaged in a discussion.

Date: 1944
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. soldiers of the 1st Signal Corps release messenger pigeons in Tunisia, North Africa.

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. (World War II period).

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
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
 
 
British King George VI speaks to United States soldiers during his visit to Tunisia, Africa.

United States Army General Dwight D. Eisenhower and British King George VI in Tunisia, Africa during World War II. British and United States officers fix the British and the American flag on the hood of a car. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, King George VI and U.S. Navy Admiral Cunningham get inside the car and drive off. U.S. sentries stand guard along a road. A huge crowd of soldiers on a beach await British King George VI 's arrival. King George speaks to U.S. soldiers.

Date: 1944, May
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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