Admiral Darlan seen with Eisenhower after signing of the North African Armistice in Algiers.
Titles read: "ADMIRAL DARLAN".
Algiers, North Africa.
Various shots of Supreme Commander of the French Navy Admiral Darlan posing for the cameras with General Dwight Eisenhower (Commander in Chief of Europe) after the signing of the North African Armistice in Algiers.
Commentator mentions the controversy surrounding the use of Darlan's authority as a temporary expedient and talks of Darlan being a shifty customer who astutely somersaulted out of the pro-Axis camp and landed among his former enemies, watching a parade. Darlan takes the salute at a march past of French sailors. M/S of a leaflet on the ground reading "L'Admiral, a la flotte!.... Nous voulons de Gaulle".
In Algiers Harbour we see two French submarines, the 'Casabianca' and the 'Marsouin' that escaped from the Vichy France Fleet in Toulon.