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.
Egyptian military parade in Republic Square, Cairo, Egypt, during escalating tensions over Suez Canal, in October, 1956. . Marching troops. One contingent double-times. Artillery pieces being towed. Tanks rolling down the boulevard. President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser, in Army uniform, stands with General Mohamed Abdel Hakim Amer, Egyptian Army Chief of Staff, as they review the Egyptian military forces. Officials and diplomats seated for the event. Egyptian troops in armored vehicles passing in review.
'Middle East situation' reported from Suez canal during the 1956 Suez Crisis. The buildings and civilization nearby the Suez canal. The water channel and harbor with a number of ships. A naval ship, British military troops at there base in Suez. Cannons and other warfare items, fleet of British warships. Local residents of Egypt can also be seen.
European troops in Egypt during the Suez Crisis. European tanks patrol the streets of Egypt. Egyptian prisoners are held. Troops stand outside small huts. British and French soldiers in a field with smoke rising in the background. A soldier watches from the roof of a building.
European troops in Egypt during the Suez Crisis. European tanks patrol the streets of Egypt. Military officers in jeeps. European ships in a harbor. Soldiers with a picture of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. British and French officers look at a map and converse with each other. The soldiers patrol a street with smoke in the background.
Activities at an airfield in Egypt. Men stand near a parked Ilyushin Il-14 aircraft on the airfield. The President of Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and other dignitaries walk towards the aircraft. The President shakes hands with the aircrew. The President and officials board the aircraft and admire its luxurious appointments. View of the interior of the aircraft. The President descends steps from the aircraft. Steps are painted with name: "MISRAIR."Honor guard of Egyptian soldiers marches past the President and his party.