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    Medjez El Bab and Tunis, North Africa: 1st Army Prepare Forward Positions Preparatory to Attack.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Allies in Tunis Prepare Attack

    TUNISIA: Medjez El Bab
    GV pan countryside to bridge.
    LTV and LTV two lorries with U.S. troops cross over bridge.
    BV lorries along road.
    American troops in lorries along past camera to BV.
    CU sign "MEDJEZ EL BAB."
    LV Lorry through town of Medjez El Bab with U.S. troops.
    LBV Jeep with soldiers along through bomb damaged town.
    LV British troops marching thru town.
    British troops march past "HOTEL DE L'AVENIR."
    Semi side view two Germans, who gave themselves up, with three British soldiers
    CU two Germans smiling.
    GV hilly countryside near Tunisian Front.
    SV Barn on hillside - British Defence Post.
    SV barn on hillside.
    LV British soldier walking out of doorway of barn in mud.
    LV hillside.
    CU British troops coming out of dugout on hillside.
    CU feet walking in mud.
    GTV camouflaged battery firing guns in hillside.
    GV shell bursts on Jerry tanks in countryside.
    GV gun fires.
    CUBV four British soldiers fire gun.
    GTV showing German return fire bursts near battery in countryside
    BV three British soldiers fire gun.
    GTV battery in hillside firing.
    GV shell bursts on Jerry tank in hillside.
    LS tanks moving across valley.
    CU pan US tank passing camera, showing U.S. Stars and Stripes flag painted on side
    GROUND TO AIR Six airplanes over head.
    LBVs tanks and infantry moving across field.

    LGV crowd lining up outside building where Admiral Jean-Francois Darlan lying in state - Government General D'Algerie Building
    GTV crowd into D'Algeria Building.

    Shots of people filing past coffin.
    LV Madame Darlan, heavily veiled, leaving Cathedral, down steps, after Service, with others.
    Madame leaving Cathedral with others after Service.
    LV General Dwight Eisenhower shaking hands with French Military officer, Admiral Cunningham and General Giraud also in picture.
    Admiral Andrew Cunningham (Admiral of the Fleet) and General Henri Giraud and others. GTV US troops marching past coffin outside St. Marie Chapel.
    Coffin covered with French flag
    SV U.S. troops past.
    Semi Side View Madame Darlan and others - Eisenhower and Giraud on extreme right.
    British sailors marching past.
    Semi side view Eisenhower, Cunningham and Clarke.
    GTV parade past coffin.

    NORTH AFRICA: Morocco: Hamadna:
    GV mass of Arabs in valley of Atlas Mountains.
    LV Arab walking to table where Government officials are seated.
    Arab and French Government official with book.
    CU book with names.
    Man handing ration coupons to one of three Arabs.
    CU Arab at table pushes native away
    Arab getting coupon at table.
    GV mass of Arabs and merchant tents.
    Arabs seated queuing outside tents.
    Water seller.
    CU pouring water into mug.
    Water seller hands mug to Arab to drink.
    Natives buying sugar at tent.
    CU sugar loaves.
    Arab buying sugar.
    GV mass of Arabs and merchant tents.

    MOROCCO: Casablanca:
    LV American airforce officer standing on plane talking and BV of French airmen listening. STV French airmen listening.
    CU French airmen being given instructions in cockpit of plane.
    Shots of French airman being fitted with American parachute
    U.S. planes taking off showing U.S. markings, piloted by French pilots.

    LV Colonel E. Roosevelt and U.S. Airforce lined up outside hangar.
    Side view Major General J. Doolittle pinning D.F.C. medal on Roosevelt.
    SCU angle shot Doolittle pan to Roosevelt.
    SCU Doolittle and Roosevelt salute.
    CU D.F.C. pan up to Roosevelt smiling.

    MOROCCO: Rabat:
    GVs Sultan of Morocco guard marching to Palace.
    General George S. Patton and General Auguste Nogues with Crown Prince Moulay Hassan of Morocco and Prince Moulay Abdallah of Morocco, and others.
    Patton and Nogues with Hassan and Abdallah.
    GV Sultans guard march past - horses drawing gun-carriages.
    CUTV Guards riding on gun-carriage.
    GV Sultans Cavalry - Lancers along and past
    Shots of Chieftains arriving outside Palace with gifts and horses
    GBV lines of natives taking gifts into Palace.
    Mass crowd.
    Water seller.
    GVs Sultan of Morocco leaving Palace on horses and native alongside waving away flies
    Various shots of Chieftains bowing to Sultan of Morocco
    Chieftains with gifts, bowing and are pushed away and more Chieftains bow.
    CU side view Sultan on horseback.

    MOROCCO: Port Lyautey:
    High Angle long shot parade at Port Lyautey showing buildings in town.
    TV parade - troops marching.
    LV Moroccan band playing.
    Top views U.S. troops marching in mass formation in parade.
    US Major General Geoffrey Keyes and Brigadier General Lucian Truscott and French officers on stand.
    Car, bearing Stars and Stripes flag, along past saluting officers on stand

    GROUND OT AIR shots of planes flying over parade

    White women seated looking on.
    GV U.S. tanks towards and past in parade
    Side view of tanks along past officers on stand
    CU Keyes watching from stand with French officer.
    LBV U.S. tanks away down street in parade
    GV tanks - U.S. speeding past in parade.
    Background: Medjez El Bab and Tunis, North Africa: 1st Army Prepare Forward Positions Preparatory to Attack.
    Algiers, North Africa: Admiral Darlan Buried In State.
    Hamadna, North Africa: Rationing Scheme Ensures Food For Arabs.
    Casablanca Morocco, North Africa: U.S. Pilots Teach French To Fly American Planes.
    N. Africa: Col. E. Roosevelt Decorated.
    Rabat, Morocco, North Africa: Sultan of Morocco Receives Chieftains' Homage.
    Port Lyautey, Morocco, North Africa: First Allied Review Takes Place At Fort Lyautey.
    Bomb damage in Algiers.

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    NORTH AFRICA: Various:  Allies in Tunis prepare attack / rationing scheme / Col Roosevelt decorated / Sultan of Morocco receives homage / allied review in Lyautey / bomb damage in Algiers

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