U.S. Army officers and officials in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanon Crisis. Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces in the Middle East Paul DeWitt Adams, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Robert Mills McClintock, Personal representative of U.S. representative to Lebanon Robert Daniel Murphy and Commander-in-Chief of the Lebanese Army General Chehab standing and talking in front of the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon. An officer standing behind them. Photographers taking pictures. The officials get into cars. The cars leave. The American Land Forces Honor Guard standing in a row along the side of the road in front of the Embassy. A man takes pictures.
U.S. sailors at a dock in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanon Crisis. A dock area in Beirut. United States sailors on the dock. Several ships anchored. An officer standing beside a parked car. A few sailors in a boat. CC-17-4 written on the boat. A vessel moving away from the dock beside the boat. A U.S. Navy ship moving towards the dock. A sailor pops his head out of a porthole on the ship and talks. A group of men positioning the gangway to the ship.
U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanon Crisis. Several U.S. Navy ships at a pier in Beirut port. Marine equipment at a dock. Jeeps parked at the dock. A few Marine mechanics working at jeep transmission. The Marines standing in rows on the dock. An officer briefing the Marines. Other officers standing beside them. A Marine among the equipment at the dock
United States intervention in the Lebanon Crisis. U.S. Marines reaching the coastline of Lebanon. The Marines climb out of rafts. People watching the Marines. U.S. bomber aircraft in flight. Lebanese people on a beach. U.S. Marines unloading ammunition from the rafts. The Marines holding guns moving into the city of Beirut. The Marines guarding Beirut International Airport. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower during a speech says that U.S. intervention could have serious effects. He says that the United States is neither looking for any material gain nor has it any emotional hostility against any government. The sole aim is the preservation of independence of every state. Several aircraft on an airfield. U.S. 2nd Marine Division enplaning at Cherry Point in North Carolina, U.S. Soldiers holding equipment beside the aircraft. The soldiers walking in columns. Several aircraft on the airfield. U.S. Army airborne troops beside the aircraft. The troops getting into the aircraft. Airborne troops from Germany at Adena air base in Turkey. British paratroops from Cyprus boarding aircraft bound for Jordan. A Royal Air Force aircraft takes off. U.S. aircraft carrier USS Leyte in a harbor. Supplies carried on cranes. U.S. sailors speaking over telephones in phone boxes. Sailors holding cartons moving on a ramp to a vessel. Officials at the United Nations building during a meeting. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Henry Cabot Lodge speaking into a microphone. Officials beside the Ambassador. The Ambassador calls for decisive action by the UN and says U.S. Marines will be withdrawn in accordance with the UN action.
Operations aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier, USS Essex (CVA-9) during amphibious deployment of U.S. Marines to Beirut, Lebanon, in 1958. Sailor writes information on plexiglass board as he receives it through headset earphones. Sailors monitor radar scopes. Room is dimly lit and light reflects off their faces as they receive information and converse on interphone. Radar man, holds mike and speaks a while monitoring scope. Navigator plots positions on a navigation chart in chart room aboard the USS Essex. Chart and notes indicate the ship's position in the Mediterranean, as 270 miles from Nicosia, Cyprus, and 480 miles from Beirut, Lebanon. (Note on chart states that flight over Cyprus is prohibited.)