Plan Acrobat. Ship defends against sub with depth charges. Soldiers on ships sail through Gibraltar on way to North Africa.
Atlantic Ocean Date:1942, November Duration:6 min 52 sec Sound:Yes
Allied warships move towards North Africa under the plan Acrobat during World War II. An Allied warship on the sea. A sailor looks at the signals on the radar screen. A sailor looks through a pair of binoculars and another sailor nearby has a pair of headphones. Nat sound of general alarm. Sailors rush up the stairs. Planes in the sky. Depth charges are launched and hit water. Nat sound depth charges exploding. An officer looks through a pair of binoculars. A man speaks into a radio. Soldiers on the ship play cards, read novel while eating an apple. Negro soldiers mop the floor, swab the deck. Semaphore flags and signal lights communicate between ships. Soldier with 'map of West Africa' in his back pocket. Two soldiers read a language guide. An animated map detailing Plan Acrobat to invade North Africa. Map includes Casablanca, Algiers, Tripoli, and Libia aka Libya. Soldiers exercise, peel potatoes and relax on the ship. Clothes hung on a line. British soldiers write letters home. A soldier pastes news on a bulletin board. The bulletin announces that the 'German Afrika Corps' are in full retreat. Bombing of Genoa, Turin, and the Renault tank factory. Submarine on surface at twilight. Eighth Army plane. General Eisenhower, General Mark Clark and French General Giraud. Night scene. Soldiers on the deck. WWII headquarters ext. at night with guards in Rome and Berlin. Hitler at Berghof . German switchboard, terminal, and radio communications. Messages passed between Allied ships via signal light and ship-to-ship cargo transfer.
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