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.
Film opens with aerial views of City of Suez and environs during the invasion of Egypt by Israel, Britain, and France, to seize control of the Suez Canal and overthrow Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, in 1956. At TC:00:24 is an aerial view of two ships scuttled by the Egyptians in Port Said at the entrance to the Suez Canal. Many ships are seen in Port Said, itself, including a large British landing craft (L9006). Glimpse of British sailors on the landing craft with Union Jack waving above them. Formations of British soldiers, wearing Balmoral bonnet headgear, marching inland from the port. Area of the port covered with artillery pieces and war materiel being loaded into trucks. Closeup of British soldiers loading shells and ammunition into trucks. Egyptian men mingling on the streets of Port Said. A British soldier and an officer are seen amongst them. Low altitude aerial view of the Suez Canal. View of ships at entrance of the Canal in Port Said (with the scuttled ship blockade behind them) . A British Dido Class light cruiser is seen with the ships.
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.
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.