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The life of people in the Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Fezzan provinces of Libya.

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.

Date: 1950
Duration: 3 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
UN Commissioner Adrian Pelt and members of an Advisory Council meet people and the Emir of Cyrenaica in Libya.

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,

Date: 1950
Duration: 5 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
Ruins of Roman Empire, Turkish Empire and fascist rule in Libya.

A film depicts ruins in Libya. A statue of Caesar. Remains of Turkish architecture. People go past a memorial. A ship in a harbor near the memorial. ' Duce' written on a wall.

Date: 1950
Duration: 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Crown prince of Libya being welcomed by the people in Tripoli in Libya

A film titled 'Native patriots hail, the first official visit of heir to throne' shows arrival of crown prince to Tripoli in Libya. He reviews an honor guard and gets into a car. Car moves away accompanied by royal escorts riding horses. The crown prince appears in a palace gallery as thousands gather on the street to look at him.

Date: 1932
Duration: 1 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British troops attack German General Erwin Rommel's Army as it flees Libya.

The British attack the German Army in Libya during World War II. British Royal Air Force B-25 planes bomb German desert supply bases in Libya. German General Erwin Rommel flees from the invading forces. A German fighter plane falls in flames. British 8th Army troops advance through rain and mud at Hell Fire Pass. Artillery fired and British Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery at the front. The infantry advances. Wrecked and burning German motorized and mechanized equipment. Wrecked German aircraft in the desert. Many German prisoners taken. Commander of Afrika Korps under General Erwin Rommel, General Ritter Von Thoma taken prisoner and greeted by General Montgomery. The Swastika comes down and the Union Jack goes up.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The tactical missile TM-61A in launch position and lifts off at Wheelus Air Base in Tripoli,Libya.

A film shows training and alert drills for the Martin TM-61A Matador First Tactical Missile Squadron at Wheelus Air Base in Tripoli, Libya. A covered Matador on mobile zero-length launcher being towed in the launch area. Matador wings being lowered to fuselage of missile on zero-length launcher by a crane. An airman talks into a walkie talkie. The Matador on the launcher. The nose section of Matador shows name 'Lee's Leaping Lena'. The tactical missile TM-61A in launch position in Libya. An airman flipping the switch. The engine starts and missile lifts off.

Date: 1955
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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