Film, Video [World War II color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt] World War 2 color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt / World War Two color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt / Inventory title: North Africa / North Africa
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- [World War II color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt]
- World War 2 color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt
- World War Two color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt
- Inventory title: North Africa
- North Africa
- Scenes and events in North Africa and Egypt include dock activities, a military parade, a troop inspection, bomb-damaged buildings, and military action involving tanks and troops.
- Stevens, George, 1904-1975
- United States. Army. Signal Corps. Signal Service Photographic Detachment, 834th
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- Dock scenes showing boats and ships at sea, unloading of supplies, equipment and tires -- Stevens and Mellor visit the pyramids in Egypt -- Military parade with American troops -- Scenic shots of the sea shore, hillside ruins and caves in an unspecified town, probably in Egypt -- Officers inspect troops on a parade ground -- General Bradley addresses the troops and awards medals to two American soldiers -- Bombed buildings, probably in Algeria -- Civilians clean up rubble -- Cameraman films military action including explosions, mortar fire, tanks moving and firing followed by troops -- Stevens and other American soldiers swim in the sea -- Scenes in a seaside city, including shots of a fort and the harbor -- Stevens films tanks, troops and explosions which are shown in slow motion.
- - World War, 1939-1945--Africa, North
- - World War, 1939-1945--Egypt
- - Military ceremonies, honors, and salutes
- - Bradley, Omar Nelson,--1893-1981
- - Stevens, George,--1904-1975
- - Mellor, William C.,--1903-1963
- Unedited footage
- Nonfiction films
- - Scenes depicted are not in chronological order.
- - Military action sequences were staged in Algeria to reenact battles that had already taken place there and in Tunisia.
- - During World War II, film director George Stevens was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Signal Corps. After spending six months in North Africa and Egypt, he was directed in late 1943 to organize a Special Coverage Unit (SPECOU) of cameramen and sound recorders to photograph the Americans landing in Europe on D-Day. The unit was embedded with American and Allied troops as they moved through France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany.
- - Sources used: Five came back by Mark Harris; "Lt. Col. George C. Stevens, World War II color film" document in M/B/RS acquisition file, ACQ: Stevens, George (Jr.).
- 1 video file (digital) (27 min.) : si., col.
- Stevens (George, Jr.) Collection (Library of Congress)
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Stevens, George, and 834Th United States Army. Signal Corps. Signal Service Photographic Detachment. World War II color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt. 1943. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600752/.
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Stevens, G. & United States Army. Signal Corps. Signal Service Photographic Detachment, 8. (1943) World War II color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600752/.
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Stevens, George, and 834Th United States Army. Signal Corps. Signal Service Photographic Detachment. World War II color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt. 1943. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600752/>.