Map showing Mediterranean area in which U.S. Naval Detachment in Turkish waters operated in 1922. Sailors from the Detachment find time for rest and relaxation in Egypt. Several of them seen on camels, setting off to visit the Pyramids and the Sphinx, where they sightsee from camelback. Then the group rides very rapidly, some on camels and others on horses and burros. Sailors step from railroad car, at Luxor, after traveling 400 miles from Cairo. They are seen riding burros across sand at local village.They ride through the Valley of Kings and the avenue of Sphinxes, between Karnak and Luxor. Several sailors and their guides climb on some of the sphinxes.Statue of Rameses the Great in the Temple of Luxor. Sailors with guides walk avenue between towering remains of Luxor.
Merchant Marine officers who need to join their ship, leave dock on a Egyptian launch that takes them out to their ship, in Port Said, Egypt. (The launch flies an Egyptian flag design in use from 1922 through 1953.) When the officers arrive at their ship, deckhands lower a rope ladder and the officers climb aboard. View of steamship, SS Aeolia, underway. (This ship, launched as the Stuyvesant 1918, was acquired in 1950 and named, Aeolia, by Cia Naviera del Atlantica of Panama. It was managed for them by the Hellenic Mediterranean Lines, Piraeus.) Back of a sailor as boat he is on passes a statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps at the Port Said entrance to the Suez Canal.. Views waters around Port Said with palm trees along shore and commercial shipping traffic in the waters.
Scientific Documentary depicts ancient Egypt. River with sun setting in the background and dry hot winds blowing over land shows contrast of ancient fertile land to the desert of modern Egypt. Sand dunes in the desert of Egypt. Footprints of animals in the desert. Small water pools. Scattered oasis in the area with a little greenery. Paintings on a pot depicting ancient Egyptian life. Carvings of kings and Pharaohs of Egypt on walls.
Major events of 1956. Ships underway in Suez Canal, Egypt. President, Abdul Nasser announces the seizure of the canal. Soldiers move up in Egypt and dead Egyptian soldiers as a result of Anglo French attack. Anglo French planes bomb the canal area. Airborne troops land in the canal area. Debris due to aerial bombings spread on the street. Matter discussed at the United Nations meeting leading to a cease fire in the area. The Secretary General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold arrives in Egypt for negotiations. The United Nations Emergency Police forces enter a city in Egypt. People give a warm welcome to the forces.
Japanese Ambassador to the United States Hirosi Saito officially declares that Japan would no longer abide by the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. Hirosi Saito steps from his car and enters the Old Executive Office building in Washington DC. Exterior view of Executive office building. He descends the steps of the building and enters his car.
Rise of Benito Mussolini after World War I and taking Italy to World War II. Benito Mussolini and the Blackshirts parade in Rome when the Fascist Party comes to power after ousting Italian Prime Minister Luigi Facta in October 1922. Civilians of Benito Mussolini's Fascist Party parade in the 'March on Rome' when Mussolini takes over the government. Cheering civilians surround Mussolini as he exits from a building. The Blackshirts parade. Mussolini speaks from a balcony. A large crowd gives the Fascist salute at one of Mussolini's mass meetings. Members of the Fascist Youth parade on the streets. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler deplanes in Venice and meets Italian Prime Minister Mussolini for the first time. Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gian Galeazzo Ciano and Mussolini and staff review troops. Mussolini shakes hands with Hitler, surrounded by Italian notables. A Royal Box at a ceremony shows Hitler, Mussolini, King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and the Queen of Italy. An Italian tank review near Rome's Colosseum. Italian crack troops goose-step past the Royal Box for Hitler to review. The Munich Conference shows Hitler, Mussolini, Prime Minister of France Eduard Daladier, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain among others. Mussolini signs the Munich Pact. A crowd massed near the Victor Emmanuel Memorial acclaim Mussolini after his return from Munich.