British defense units including Indian regiments fighting in Egypt during World War II. Soldiers aboard jeeps and tanks advancing on a battlefield. Indian troops march in formation. They fire heavy guns on the battlefield. A man writes on a board. Indian soldiers fire anti-aircraft guns. Smoke from firing on the battlefield.
Italian airplanes drop bombs in Egypt. The Italian airplanes taxi and take off from a field. A fleet of planes in flight. The aircraft drop bombs over Marsa Matruh and Sidi Barrani. Explosions on ground. Gunner crew inside the aircraft. Aircraft in flight.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) in World War 2, in the Middle East. A British flag flying atop a flag pole. A British Bristol Blenheim I aircraft parked on a Western Desert airfield near El Daba. RAF ground crewmen standing nearby. Can by can, they refuel the aircraft, of 211 Squadron. Four-gallon petrol cans lying on the airfield. 250lb bombs loaded on a trailer. The bombs are loaded in the aircraft. British aircrews pose, ready to depart on a mission. Blenheim bombers taking off on the sand airfield. Avro Anson Bristol Bombay transport aircraft taking off.
Italy invades Greece during World War II. An Italian aircraft in flight as it drops bombs over Greece. Bombs impact and smoke rises up. Italian tanks roll and troops advance. A military truck. Soldiers load shells in an artillery and fire it. Greek Premier Ioannis Metaxas reviews an honor guard in Greece. Greek soldiers march in review. Scottish soldiers in skirts also march at the parade. Italian soldiers in Sidi Barrani, Egypt. Soldiers fight and advance across a field.
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.