View from boat sailing in Nile River in Africa. Palm trees and buildings on Nile River banks. Mountains in the background. Native people at river banks. Native men with wigs.
The 7th Egyptian battalion departs for Sudan from Cairo, Egypt. Following the Anglo Egyptian Treaty, The Egyptian troops after 13 years of absence go back to Sudan. The 7th Egyptian Battalion marches through Cairo on way to the R R station. Arriving at the station, soldiers line up. Hamdi Seif El-Nasr Pasha, War Minister, bids the officers goodbye. Mustafa Nahas Pasha arrives to see the soldiers off. Soldiers jam the railroad station platform as they board trains, which are too crowded to accomodate them all. Train slowly moves away bound for Khartoum, Sudan.
The 7th Egyptian battalion departs for Sudan from Cairo, Egypt. Soldiers greet by waving to people standing over platform. People watch soldiers depart. War Minister poses with officers ready to leave for Sudan service.
Opens with scenes of aviators unsuccessful attempts to cross the Atlantic in pursuit of the Orteig Prize. Failed attempt by Fonck in his Sikorsky aircraft as he headed for Paris on September 21, 1926. French aviator René Paul Fonck standing beside his aircraft before takeoff. Fonck's plane taxiing for takeoff. View of the plane crashed and consumed in fire and smoke. Crash of Byrd's Fokker plane on April 16, 1927, injuring Byrd and crewmen Noville and Bennett. View of Byrd in uniform before the crash. View of the crash as Byrd's plane is seen tumbling nose over on landing. Failure of Chamberlin's Bellanca aircraft carrying Chamberlin and two little girl passengers. The plane stalls at landing but passengers are safe. Next scene of crash of plane carrying Davis and Wooster on April 26, 1927 near Langley Field, Virginia, killing both men. The crashed plane beside a swamp. View of France's Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli before their attempt in L'Oiseau Blanc (The White Bird). Plane with Nungesser and Coli taking off; it disappeared after taking off from Paris, with the last sighting of it over Ireland. View of Charles Lindbergh and then also of Lindbergh and his mother, and of the Spirit of Saint Louis on May 20, 1927 before his successful Atlantic Crossing to Le Bourget at Paris on May 21, 1927. The aircraft being backed out of a hangar and being fueled. Captain Charles Augustus Lindbergh enters the cockpit. The Spirit of Saint Louis Wright Whirlwind powered monoplane taxiing and taking off slowly from Roosevelt Field in New York, heavily burdened by fuel. Aerial view of the Spirit of St Louis in flight, taken from another airplane. Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic in the plane 'Spirit of St. Louis'. Charles Lindbergh is greeted by huge crowd in Paris. Views of crowds, dignitaries and celebrations as he is welcomed by people in Paris, Brussels and London. Also views of his receptions in Washington DC and New York City in the United States in June 1927.
Italian Colonial infantry are seen firing their rifles and entering the town of Kurmuk, during the World War 2 Italian campaign in Sudan. Notwithstanding their firing of weapons, the troops enter a deserted town, devoid of defenders. The local bank and other small buildings are seen. Views of local huts with straw roofs and some indigenous peoples. (Note: On July 7, 1940, more than 600 Italian troops with air support attacked the post at Kurmuk. The Fung Province District Commissioner had been been instructed to withdraw, if confronted by significant Italian forces. Accordingly, Assistant Commissioner, Mervyn F. B. Bell, stationed in Kurmuk, at the time, commanded a fighting withdrawal in which Italian forces reportedly suffered nearly 20 casualties while the Sudanese lost only one. The town was deserted when Italian Colonial troops entered to occupy it.)
General Ibrahim Abboud of Sudan being greeted by President Gamel Abdel Nasser of United Arab Republic on arrival at Cairo airfield in Egypt. General Abboud reviews troops and greets the dignitaries and priests. King Hussein I of Jordan deplanes at Amman airport and is greeted by King Faisal II of Iraq. Both the kings review the Honour Guard.