This film is in two parts: The Cedars of Lebanon and The history of Israel. The first part of the film is Lebanon Mountains and buildings. Cedar trees in a gorge of Kadisha Valley. Stones kept in front of a 900 year old tree and is looked after by a Maronite priest. A Maronite chapel. People come out of the chapel. Trees inscribed with the names of famous men who visited them. Second Part of film is in Israel: The Onrus River. A water wheel which irrigates the fields. The stones in a temple. Men dig earth to take out stones. The comparison of an area with a model of the Solomon's Temple. The north east corner of the Solomon's model. The south east corner of the area. The model of the Solomon's Temple. A wall under the temple. An aerial view of the city. The back view of the Solomon's Temple. An animated map shows the division of the temple between Israel and Judea after the death of Solomon.
U.S. Army officers and officials in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanon Crisis. Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces in the Middle East Paul DeWitt Adams, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Robert Mills McClintock, Personal representative of U.S. representative to Lebanon Robert Daniel Murphy and Commander-in-Chief of the Lebanese Army General Chehab standing and talking in front of the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon. An officer standing behind them. Photographers taking pictures. The officials get into cars. The cars leave. The American Land Forces Honor Guard standing in a row along the side of the road in front of the Embassy. A man takes pictures.
Demonstrations in Moscow, Soviet Union during the Lebanon Crisis. A huge crowd in front of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow during a demonstration against sending of American troops to Lebanon. A banner reading 'Hands Off Lebanon'. The plaque of the U.S. Embassy. People hanging signs on the embassy gates. Police trying to control the crowd. Policemen getting a boy down from the gate. A clash between the police and the crowd. The Lebanon coastline. U.S. troops and tanks on a beach. Landing crafts with soldiers arrive on the beach. The soldiers moving in columns. Lebanese people talking to American soldiers. British troops in Jordan unloading supplies from aircraft. Military equipment being loaded in jeep trailers. A large crowd in Syria. President of the United Arab Republic Gamal Abdel Nasser standing with other officials, waves from the balcony of a building. A crowd cheering. Policemen in front of the crowd.
The Baalbek ruins in Lebanon. The plain of Bekaa between mounts of Lebanon and Syria. Vehicles passing on the street. The ruined buildings in Baalbek. The temple of Bacchus. The columns of temple of Jupiter. Mounts of Lebanon in the background. A soldier and a man walk through the ruins.
Nazi crimes against the nations of the world during World War II. View of the Peace Treaty between Germany and Yugoslavia which was signed on 1st June, 1939. The treaty breached on 6th April 1941, Germany launched a massive attack on Yugoslavia. German troops attack and advance. A map shows that most of the Europe was in the hands of Germany by 1941. View of September 27, 1940 signing ceremonies in Berlin of the Tripartite (Axis) Pact between Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan. Hitler and axis leaders shake hands and pose at pact signing table. Joachim von Ribbentrop signing the Axis Pact. Scene of German tank treads close-up rolling over battlefield and wider view of German armor and troops in June 1941 invading Russia, in violation of their non-agression pact. Nazi forces enter Russian territory. Wehrmacht forces setup and fire artillery at Russia. German rocket launchers fire rockets at Russian targets. Ground and aerial views of formations of German Luftwaffe aircraft on bombing runs. Between August-September 1941, Luftwaffe conducts blitzkrieg raids (blitz) on Great Britain. View of British landmarks like St Paul's Cathedral dome and Tower Bridge. Aerial views as Luftwaffe fighter aircraft roll and dive toward targets. British spotlights and search lights on the ground sweeping and catching German aircraft in their light beams. British anti aircraft batteries open fire on German planes over England. Alternating views of German plane point of view bombing England with bright flashes of light and explosions on the ground, and British anti-aircraft fire filling the air. Ground views in England of buildings on fire from blitz bombing, and fire fighters moving to deploy fire hoses and extinguish fires. Flaming buildings collapse from bombs and fire. Whole blocks of buildings on fire. Scene change to December 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. U.S. Navy ships bombed and on fire in Pearl Harbor.
Preface to U.S. in World War 2. German U-boat on surface. Crew climbing down into submarine and at duty stations while submerged. Torpedo trails bubbles underwater. Ship hit and explodes. Newspapers report torpedoing of American ships: SS Robin Moor, SS Lehigh, SS Sessa, SS Steelfarer, and SS Montana, by German U-boats. Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson calls on U.S. Navy to secure sea lanes. Wendell Wilkie agrees. U.S. Congress repeals Neutrality Act, November 17, 1941. Deck guns being placed on U.S. Merchantmen. Japanese warships docked and troops entering Indochina, as local people watch.Japanese troops by Dong Dang, near Chinese border. Situation described by animated illustrations.Japanese Special Envoy, Saburo Kurusu, is dispatched to Washington. Pan American Boeing 314 flying boat taking off. Japanese Naval Task Force of warships underway. Kurusu arriving in San Francisco, on November 14, 1941. He steps from the aircraft and makes statement to reporters. Japanese Ambassador, Kichisaburo Nomura, and Special Envoy Kurusu escorted into the White House by Secretary of State Cordell Hull, on November 17, 1941. Japanese troops bombarding Chinese city with artillery. November 26, 1941, View of Executive Office Building with statue of Victory atop U.S. Army First Division Monument. Secretary Hull announcing proposal to Japan.The Japanese representatives leaving the White House. Japanese aircraft carriers steaming toward Pearl Harbor. Japanese flight crews getting briefed on December 7,1941. Nakajima B5N (Kate) torpedo bombers taking off and in formation. Secretary Hull at his desk. The aloha tower and aerial view of Honolulu. Sailors at outdoor Sunday service, and relaxing at Pearl Harbor. Vehicle entering Hickam Field. Japanese airplanes bombing Pearl Harbor. Explosions on U.S. warships. USS Arizona (BB-39) suffers direct hit and explosion, as filmed from the deck of U.S. Navy Hospital Ship, USS Solace (AH-5). Shots of pilots and point of view from pilots inside Japanese bomber and attack aircraft, through a mix of dramatized segments from Japanese propaganda films about the Pearl Harbor attack, and real footage from the Pearl Harbor attack. View from Japanese planes bombing and strafing Ford Island. U.S. sailors firing antiaircraft and machine guns down Japanese planes. Secretary Hull describes memorandum from Japanese.