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WWII - 1942, North Africa: Allied Offensive in North Africa R1 of 2

Reel Number: 220594-20

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1942

Country: Morocco,North Africa,USAEnglandUNITED KINGDOM

Location: Atlantic,Casablanca,Washington, DC

TC Begins: 03:46:15

TC Ends: 03:52:20

Duration: 00:06:05

Allied Offensive North Africa (Operation Torch ?) Military equipment and hardware being moved East by rail and road - Stockpile of trucks etc at docks. American troops on transport ship in dock. 03:47:00 British tanks being moved by rail. 03:47:12 US tank being lifted aboard ship. Troops awaiting embarkation. Allied troops going on board ship. Naval Ships in convoy in the Atlantic - good shots. 03:48:39 Capitol - President Roosevelt in office with Winston Churchill. FDR and Churchill seated together at desk. General George Marshall. 03:49:00 Churchill with cigar. Eisenhower - General Mark Clark. 03:49:12 Convoy at sea - good shots troops on deck relaxing - great shot young American GI giving V for Victory sign. Troops playing games. Troops at battle inspection on board ship. Animated map shows fleet movements from America and Britain. 850 ships in all. Map showing how the fleet was divided - one part to Algiers and the other off Morocco. 03:50:43 Casablanca - fleet off shore - planes fly overhead. Battle scenes as allied warships fire on coast of Morocco - firing broadsides. Unfinished French battleship in port goes up in flames after being hit by US guns. Ship sinking. Wrecked ships in harbour.

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