Italian troops battle on the Tunisian Front. Soldier speaks on phone inside a bunker. Italian troops advance with artillery. Soldiers fire artillery. Explosions on hillside. Prisoners get onto army truck.
Funeral of Bey of Tunis, Ahmad II ibn Ali. French tricolor flag at half staff atop a building. Tunisian and French flags at half staff atop another building. Photograph of Bey of Tunis, Ahmad II ibn Ali. Honor Guard of Tunisian mounted Lancers leads funeral procession. French Admiral Jean-Pierre Esteva steps from car and walks in front of formation of French sailors. He greets French naval officers and Tunisian officials, including successor Bey of Tunis, Muhammad VII al-Munsif. Tunisian tribesmen carry coffin as French and Tunisian officers stand at attention. Closeup of coffin and pallbearers as they pass the camera.
Presidential Palace in Tunis,Tunisia. Tunisian guards line roadway leading up to front entrance of the Presidential Palace. Motorcycles parked in the foreground. American and Tunisian flags flutter in wind from top of the palace. Guards holding swords lined up on both sides of a carpet leading to entrance. Civilians walk up the steps. Tunisian flag flies from left side of car parked outside palace. Tunisian chauffeur seated in an official car. U.S. flag on right front fender of the official car.
Clip opens with brief World War I scene, circa 1917, of new American army recruits receiving army uniforms being issued by a U.S. Army Quartermaster. Clip then covers U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps' combat operations in various Theaters of Operations during World War II. Quartermaster Corps soldiers with rifles under the cover of a military truck during battle. Troops in trucks. An aircraft in low flight over a field. A U.S. Army truck. A Quartermaster fires an anti aircraft gun. Explosions occur and smoke rises. A British tank in a field. Soldiers beside a truck. Cans and barrels stacked on the ground. An enemy German tank in a field. Soldiers take cover. Quartermasters with guns in a trench. They come up the trench in prone positions. Dramatized battle scene with several Quartermaster corps casualties beside a wire fence. Soldiers prepare a mortar gun. An anti aircraft gun on an army truck. A soldier takes aim and fires a rifle during training. The Quartermaster flag hoisted on a pole. Actual footage shows aerial view of Bataan, and then ground views of groups of remaining U.S. Army soldiers around time of surrender of Bataan in April 1942. American soldier seen with their hands up and under guard of Japanese soldiers during Bataan surrender. Landing crafts arrive at a beach in North Africa. Supplies being offloaded at various battle fronts of World War 2. Soldiers and supplies off-loaded on the beach. Quartermasters seated on supplies boxes. Landing crafts arrive at a beach in the South West Pacific. Troops move across the beach. Troops disembark from landing crafts and move across a beach in Sicily, Italy. The Quartermasters unload boxes of supplies during various beach landings. They unload supplies and fire artillery on a beach head in Italy. Troops in trucks. A convoy of trucks loaded with supplies. Ammunition, ration and personnel in trucks move from Algeria to the Tunisian Front. Explosions occur and smoke rises. Trucks advance through smoke at night and in difficult conditions. Quartermaster General Major General E. B. Gregory speaks about the Quartermaster Corps. He says that the Quartermasters distribute goods to the army during training and combat. The movement of the Corps should be so regulated so as to deliver the goods at the right time in the right quantity.
Convoy of U.S. General Lee (M3) tanks rolls through the streets of Bone (now Annaba) in Algeria,North Africa. Natives cross desert with their camels and donkeys in the background. The tank convoy heads for the Tunisian Front. American C-47 transport planes loaded with supplies follow the convoy from above. Sign board reads 'GHARDIMAOU SOUK AHRAS'. The tank convoy climbs the Atlas mountain range lying east of the province of Souk Ahras. Dispatch riders speed ahead of the convoy on their motorbikes. Tanks being camouflaged to set up a bivouac. A U.S. soldier shaves another soldier. Anti aircraft gun crew member scans the skies at dim light.
Activities of German soldiers on the Tunisian front in North Africa during World War II. A map of the Tunisian front. German officers ride in automobiles on a street. Ruins of buildings along the sides of the street. A herd of cattle on the road. An officer stops the car in which German officials are seated. The officials discuss amongst themselves. Arabs carrying ammunition and gasoline cans. Soldiers wash their clothes and engage in other activities at the front. A soldier gets a hair cut. Other soldiers eating food.