• Short Summary

    American Army troops comprising the Centre Task Force of Operation Torch land at Oran in French North Africa

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Mediterranean Offensive: American Troops Sail in the Great Convoy to Africa

    AFRICA: Algeria: Oran:
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    AMERICAN MILITARY. U.S.Troops in convoy to ORAN..500 SHIPS..at action stations..map showing Gibraltar.& Oran..P.T. on board..rainbow in sky..destroyer comes alongside w.message..M.L.'s..troops cheer..coastline Oran..landing craft w.troops & equipment..lorry runs thro' water to beach..natives help unload supplies & talking to troops.


    GUNS. U.S.troops at gun stations on board ship during convoy to Oran


    MAP. Map showing Oran & Gibraltar


    ORAN BATTLE OF U.S. CONVOY (500 ships) arrives..Landing craft w. troops & equipment..natives help unload.. chatting to troops..coastline as convoy approaches


    Military - Active; Navy - Active; United States of America

    American Expeditionary Force, PT, physical training, shipboard, destroyer, destroyers, naval guns, RN, Royal Navy, Mediterranean, Spain, Allied, Allies, minesweeper, minelayer, landing, invasion, fleet, convoy, supplies, war material, LST, transport, Vichy France, Major-General Lloyd Fredendall, Commodore Thomas Troubridge, surrender, lorry, bridgehead
    Background: American Army troops comprising the Centre Task Force of Operation Torch land at Oran in French North Africa

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2W6KBE0QPM32DITJLXV323ZC4
    Media URN:
    VLVA2W6KBE0QPM32DITJLXV323ZC4
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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