A small boy walking in front of 7 camels along a dusty road in Amman, Transjordan (under British mandate for Palestine; later Amman Jordan). They move suddenly and startle the boy. He poses for the camera as the camels pass. Then he runs away with another boy. Views of Amman, from overlooking hilltop. Inhabitants engaged in ordinary pursuits. Several cars on the road. Merchants with goods in burlap bags, and on carts. A fuel truck and a car drive past the camera. A small contingent of policemen stand in formation.
Honor guards of uniformed policemen take their places on both sides of King Faisal Street, in front of Al Husseini mosque, as officials begin to arrive for Friday prayers. Prime Minister Ibrahim Pasha Ashim and Minister of National Education Sheikh Fihmi(in white turban) arrive in chauferred car. An open truck with a machine gunner in back and several mounted lancers lead a 1942 Buick sedan carrying Emir Abdulla Ibn El-Hussein. The police honor guard salute by presenting arms. Inside the Mosque courtyard, worshippers wash themselves before entering for prayers. Worshippers are seen inside the Mosque and outside, prostrating themselves in prayer. The Emir embraces ministers as he leaves and enters his car to drive away.
News from Middle-East. A boat arrives at a harbor in Palestine. Refugee men, women and children step out of the boat and get in to a bus. Security guards stand all around the place. Amman the capital city of Transjordan. The streets, houses and buildings. Citizens enjoy their forthcoming independence from Britain. Palace of King Amir Abdullah of Transjordan. Dignitaries arrive for a ceremony. King Abdullah and other officials review a cavalier parade of soldiers and armed troops on camels.
President Gamal Abdel Nasser, of Egypt, escorts Nuri as-Said, Premier of Iraq, inspecting honor guard at airport, in Cairo, Egypt. Iraqi DC-6 Aircraft with Iraqi flag on tail,in background. View of Amman Airport in Jordan. Officials gather to greet arriving Arab leaders,as they deplane from a Saudi Arabian DC-6 with Saudi Arabian insignia on its tail. Among those deplaning are King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, who holds the arm of Shukri al-Quwatli, President of Syria, as they walk together towards the Amman airport terminal building.
Jordanian King Hussein at Amman Airfield, Jordan. The King arrives at the airfield to board the aircraft, for a European trip. Other dignitaries at the airport with the king. Aircraft taxis and takes off from the runway.
View of the city of Amman, Jordan. United Nations experts look at the documents on the hood of car. Refugees live in caves of Roman ruins. Refugee wears his best clothes and descends from stairs. Children study in a make shift classroom outside a tent. Women walk with water cans on their heads. Man sprays DDT in the tents to avoid spreading of malaria. Woman tends to her sick child in a tent. Children suffer from malnutrition.