Operation Torch during World War II. Soldiers Leave transports and board landing boats for amphibian assault on Oran, Algiers.
Oran Algeria Date:1942, November 8 Duration:4 min 15 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Amphibian assault on Oran, Morocco, during Operation Torch, in World War 2. U.S. troops descend rope ladders from Troop ships and enter assault boats. Major General Terry Allen, (Terry de la Mesa Allen, Sr.) Commander of the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division, descends rope ladder, followed by his Deputy, Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. A Colonel follows them. Views from inside the assault boat carrying them and other officers and soldiers, including some Military Policemen. View from that boat, of troops entering assault boats from a large Attack Transport Ship (APA). A jeep being lowered from the APA to a boat. The assault boat carrying First Infantry Division Commander and staff reaches the beach in Oran, and discharges them onto the beach. There is no opposing force evident.
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