Scenes in the old native quarter, in a valley of Aden, Yemen, supposedly formed as a crater in antiquity. Various merchants and their stalls line the area. The streets are filled with pedestrians, and shoppers. Some tradesmen are creating products on the spot. One such, uses a grinding wheel powered by a helper who pulls on ropes to turn the wheel. A horse cart travels along a path that passes under a high bridge.
The British Royal Marines control a local Arab war in Aden following independence from Britain. Royal Marine Commandos stand around a jeep and discuss a map on a jeep bonnet. Aerial view of the small township of Crater, located in the center of an extinct volcano. Royal Marine tanks advance on a road. Military vehicles including an ambulance. A Commando with a gun and ammunition belts keeps guard. Commandos stand near an ambulance on a road. Marine Commandos in position behind barricades and at check points, seal off the town.
Marketplace and architecture in the Middle East. North Africa: Civilians walk through the marketplace. They trade with the merchants. Saudi Arabia: artisan sharpens knives. Syria: display of articles in a shop. North India: carts loaded with bags moves through streets. View of Mosques and minarets in Istanbul,Cairo,Yemen and India. Buildings made from sun dried bricks and clay plaster in a village. In Southern Arabia: View of the artistic buildings made from clay. View of modern buildings in Hadhramaut and Yemen.
Naval ship fires 21 gun salute for Saudi Arabian monarch, King Saud Ibn Abd al-Aziz, arriving in New York Harbor on Liner, SS Constitution, at night. A coast guard vessel transfers the Royal Party to the Destroyer Willis A. Lee (DD-929) which carries them to the pier with other destroyers in escort. Statue of Liberty is seen. The king and party members are greeted at the dock by Henry Cabot Lodge. A cadillac limousine, carrying the King, arrives at the United Nations, in New York. King Saud leaves the car, enters the UN building where United Nations Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjold meets him. and escorts him to the United Nations General Assembly. Delegates and dignitaries seated in a council hall. King Saud enters the hall and people applaud. King Saud addresses the general assembly. Dignitaries and delegates applaud after the speech. King Saud during the reception given by His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Al-Khayyal. Ambassador of Saudi Arabia. Dignitaries meet the King. Among those greeting him are UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold, Doctor Charles Habib Malik, Foreign Minister of Lebanon,members of the Yemen delegation, and U.S. Ambassador Wadsworth, who traveled with the King from Saudi Arabia.
Street riots in British Colony, Aden, South Arabia. Buildings in the city. Students protest in a violent rally. Policeman watches them. Students carry banners written in Arabic language. Policeman fires snow bomb and tear gas. Protesters run on streets. Policemen run with rifles. Five protesters go on street.
The United States of America in 1916. In 1916 : A large crowd gathered outside the St. Louis Coliseum for the 1916 Democratic National Convention. Dignitaries arrive for the convention. Nominated President Woodrow Wilson with his wife in an open motor carriage. Woodrow Wilson with officials in his New Jersey home. A large crowd gathered outside his home. Woodrow Wilson delivers an acceptance speech. The large crowd listens to the speech. The nominated Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan. William Bryan and officials in the balcony of a building. William Bryan shakes hands with people gathered outside the building