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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.