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    American troops taking over Algiers and Oran as part of Operation Torch (the British-American invasion of French North Africa in World War II).

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    ALGERIA: Algiers:
    General views of liner and shipping at Algiers. Army vehicle unloaded from ship - U.S. troops directing. Unloaded Bofor gun being pulled away by U.S. troops. British soldiers marching towards off quayside. British troops marching away. General view of French Naval battery which was shattered in battle. Damaged French gun - American soldier looking at it.

    MOROCCO: Port Lyautey:
    American plane landing on Lyautey airport. Bombed French plane in airport. General views of burnt-out and damaged hangars on aerodrome. Damaged aeroplane in hangar. Line of damaged aeroplane engines.

    ALGERIA: Arzew:
    General view of undamaged seaplanes at seaplane base at Arzew. General view of torpedos. General view of large building surrounded with scaffolding

    American nurses attending to wounded soldiers. Four smiling American nurses - one putting on lipstick.

    American troops run to jeeps. Various of convoy of US army jeeps driven across country. General Dwight D. Eisenhower (US General) talking to General Mark Wayne Clark (American general) surrounded by officials. Close up of Clark talking. General Eisenhower decorates Clark, shakes hands with him and pats him on the back and then walks away. General views of American flag (stars and stripes) flying on damaged fort.

    General view of town and harbour of Oran from the sea PAN. American troops marching towards from quayside, merchant ship in background against dockside. American troops marching (with full kit) along road past wall marked "DEFENSE d'AFFICHER," American troops marching towards thru tunnel. US soldiers marching along watched by local people. High angle general view of Oran town and harbour PAN. Two American soldiers traversing big machine gun on roof of building.

    High angle view of army vehicles, guns and troops moving away from quayside, town of Algiers in background. Close up of army lorry moving away drawing large gun behind.

    Crowd of members of Vichy Forces rounded up, waiting transportation. Loaded goods strain covered with tarpaulins. Tmber near railway with U.S. soldiers in foreground. Stacks of cattle fodder near railway.

    American troops marching towards, lorry with supplies passes them going the other way. US soldiers marching along country road. Close up of soldiers' feet marching TILT UP soldiers marching along past. General view of Algiers harbour with shipping, liner in foreground PAN more shipping and liner "CHAMPOLLION". Army jeep driven towards carrying five U.S. soldiers with gun. Army jeep driven along past, US star on bonnet of car. Two U.S. soldiers thru shopping street, locals watching from pavement. General view of US Military camp showing three lines of tents. Two laughing soldiers waving from tent.

    Port Lyautey
    U.S. troops unlimbering guns and running to positions over bare grass land. U.S. troops running to positions thru rough land and trees. U.S. troops running and jumping thru ditch. U.S. soldier moving forward, bent double, thru reeds and undergrowth. Three U.S. soldiers run from undergrowth into open and throw themselves to ground, crawling fowards. US army troops with anti tank gun, getting it into position. Two U.S. soldiers preparing to fire anti tank gun. Two U.S. soldiers with machinegun. Close up of U.S. soldiers preparing to fire machinegun - lying on ground. General views of damaged Fort flying Stars and Stripes flag (American flag)
    Background: American troops taking over Algiers and Oran as part of Operation Torch (the British-American invasion of French North Africa in World War II).

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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