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.
Men cast votes in Egypt. The voters line up to cast their ballots outside a building. They cast their votes in a ballot box. Officials at the polls help the voters cast their ballots. Egyptian officials wearing fez cast their votes.
The U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles visit Cairo in Egypt during his world tour to trouble spots. John Foster Dulles accompanied by the Director of the United States Foreign Operations Administration Harold Edward Stassen arrives in Cairo and meets the Commander-in-Chief of Egyptian Army Muhammad Naguib. John Foster Dulles talks to Muhammad Naguib. They walk up the stairs. Both men seated as they discuss on Suez canal issue.
President Dwight D Eisenhower at a press conference in Washington DC, United States. He answers the reporters' questions about Russian aircraft and weapons introduced into the Arab countries. He mentions Russian MIG fighters in Egypt. He also discusses economics in response to questions.
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.