• Short Summary

    Footage of British and US troops in North Africa after the successful landings.

  • Description

    Titles read: "NEWSBRIEFS FROM NORTH AFRICA".

    Various locations in North Africa.

    In Mers-el-Kebir, a Mediterranean port near Oran, we see various shots of American soldiers marching along the streets. They are to supplement the strong US force already in Algeria. British troops march through Algiers.

    M/S at the seaplane base of the Gulf of Arzeu that was captured so quickly by the Americans that enemy torpedoes and aircraft were left behind.

    Several quick shots of American soldiers and sailors posing with local civilians.

    We then see a group of US nurses relaxing after coming ashore with the troops. They wear tin helmets and give the thumbs up. One girl in a tin hat puts on her lipstick.

    M/S of the ruin of Fort Lyautey, a 300-year-old Fortress North of Rabat, which now has the American Stars and Stripes flag flying above it. American soldiers are seen walking about, eating from mess tins. Sign reads "New York City - Mayor Molotov".

    M/S of General James Doolittle, leader of the Tokyo raiders who is now Commander of the US Air Forces in North Africa. M/S of Major General Mark Clark receives a third star from General Dwight Eisenhower, promoting him to the rank of Lieutenant General. Clark is now second in command to Eisenhower.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1344.15
    Media URN:
    44345
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:20:00 / 01:28:46:00
    Canister:
    42/95

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