A film on the logistics and the psychology of war. U.S. troops embarking a ship during World War II. Officers seated at a desk, discussing amongst themselves. A soldier watches the enemy actions through binoculars at the battlefront. A soldier locate places at the map of North Africa. Tunisia, Algeria written on some envelopes. Soldiers aboard a landing craft. Supplies being loaded onto a ship. Jeeps and other military vehicles are also loaded. Landings of the troops in the Solomon islands and North Africa. Army recruits discuss the war. Soldiers rest on the ground and talk amongst themselves. Buildings in the background. Soldiers stand in a formation. Soldiers march on the ground. Graphs depicts the number of U.S. soldiers serving in various branches and their willingness to work. Soldiers lined up outside a building. Information is collected on various questions like how many of them are proud of their outfit and how much hard it is going to beat the Germans. Other questions are also asked like do they understand why they fight and who is trying the hardest to win the war. Survey is also conducted about what do the U.S. troops feel about the combat and the effects of films on men.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.