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.)
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.
Edmund Allenby, British High Commissioner for Egypt and Sudan, relaxing in his quarters. He is handed a dispatch, which he reads. He poses for photo.
British troops standing by armored vehicle, as they patrol the streets of Cairo. British troops stand guard at bridge, as camel caravan crosses.Sultan Ahmad Fouad walks in garden with Premier Youssef Wahba Pasha and a military officer.
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.
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.