Aerial views of post-earthquake El Marj, Libya. Victims search the wreckage for their possessions, following the earthquake. United Nations, British and U.S. government assistance includes airlifted tents to shelter the homeless. A U.S. airmen is seen assisting injured earthquake victims. Libyan Prime Minister, Muhammad Osman Said, is seen visiting the victims. Victims pose for a picture in front of tents.
Life of people in Arab town Suk El Giuma in Libya. A man leads a camel. Buildings in the area. People walk on a street. A market area. Trees in the background.
Second battle of El Alamein in Egypt between Allied Forces and German Forces in October, 1942. Tanks advance and Axis powers in full retreat. British advance with tanks. British flag is raised. British advance on road and on mountain terrains. Water and other supplies brought by Navy. Troops advance through Matruh and Sidi Banari in Egypt; Tobruk and Bengasi in Libya; and Homs in Syria. Harbors littered by Germans. Fuel barrels unloaded from ship. Troops in combat with enemy in outskirts of Tripoli. Wounded soldier taken on litter. Artillery is fired. Smoke arises from explosions.
German soldiers lounging on the deck of an ocean liner being used as a troop ship, bound for Tobruk, Libya, during World War II. Views of war materiel on board, including motor cycles. Aerial views of the Port at Tobruk, with troop and supply vessels moored. Italian troops disembarking from troop ship. Stacked arms and military gear of Italian and German troops. Truck convoys carrying troops,supplies and Italian tanks, on coastal road towards El Alamein, Egypt. Medium German Pz.IV tanks on that road. View from aircraft of the troops and supplies being moved. Aerial views of prepared defensive positions along the coastal corridor. British prisoners of war, behind barbed wire fence. Trucks and Italian light tanks of Marshal Rommel's Afrika Korps moving on the road.
The film 'The New Libya' depicts the life of people in the three provinces of Libya. The coast of Libya along the Mediterranean Sea. The three provinces of Libya - Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Fezzan. People in the city of Benghazi of the Cyrenaica province. A market place. Flags of Libya hanging in the streets. Handicraft traders sitting in chairs. A utensil shop. A man looks at a tailor sewing. Fezzan area dotted with oasis. A container is lowered into a well to fill it with water. Date fronds in the foreground. Women working on a farm. Water is filled in containers from a drum Men weave baskets. The area of Tripolitania. Minarets and mosques in the capital city of Tripoli. People in the city.
A film depicts steps in Libyan independence. Allied soldiers on tanks during World War II. A tank goes past a ruined building. People gathered look as the Union Jack is unfurled. People read a proclamation pasted on a wall. Ruins of World War II. A meeting in the United Nations in 1945 where it is suggested that Libya be placed under temporary UN trusteeship. A resolution in the UN on 21st November, 1949 to create an independent Libya. The Russian delegate to the UN states his disagreement. The United Kingdom delegate speaks in favor of the resolution. A UN aircraft lands and taxis in Libya. Advisory Council members, led by Mustafa Qasim Mizran, who is first to exit the plane and is head of the National Party and Director of the School of Arts and Trades in Tripoli, are joined by UN Commissioner in Libya Adrian Pelt as they are greeted by dignitaries. The headquarters of the Commissioner and the Advisory Council in Tripoli. A sign reads 'Office of the United Nations Commissioner in Libya'. Members of the Advisory Council include representatives from Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, Fezzan, Egypt, France, Italy, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the United States and a minority group delegate. Cars carrying the representatives drive out of the gates of the headquarters. They meet people to become aware of their problems. People greet the UN Commissioner and the members of the Advisory Council. A visit to Benghazi where they meet the Emir of Cyrenaica. People holding placards in front of the Emir's palace to greet the Advisory Council. They meet the Emir, who is the religious Muslim leader, in his place. The headquarters of the Commissioner and the Advisory Council, where Mustafa Qasim Mizran is seen touching his face, as he stands behind king Idris,