Moslem pilgrims in Mecca. Moslem pilgrims climb the hills of Al-Safa and Al-Marwa. Hajj pilgrims pray at a mosque. Negro Moslems cross a canal in Nigeria. Houses and mosques in the holy city of Mecca. A dramatization shows men fighting during a crusade campaign. Ruins of a crusader castle.
A documentary on the Holy Wars and the spread of Islam. A rough animated sketch traces Mohammed's flight from Mecca to Medina in Saudi Arabia. The Holy Wars which spread Islam across two continents. People on camels during the Holy War. A map shows the spread of Islam from Asia to Europe and Africa in 732 AD.
King Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia during a visit to Washington DC. A banner across the street reads 'Welcome His Majesty King Faisal'. Cars move out of the White House. Spectators line the sidewalks outside the White House. The White House in the background. Flags of the United States and Saudi Arabia. A military bands plays. U,S. military units parade. Spectators line the sidewalks. The King and President Johnson in a motorcade. A poster of King Faisal and President Johnson on a pole. A flag of Saudi Arabia and a poster beneath the flag. The King and the President ride in the rear seat of a limousine, with Secretary of State, while Dean Rusk, and another official occupy the seat in front of them. Secret Service agents stand on the rear of the limousine. People standing at the road side applaud to welcome the King. A flag of Saudi Arabia. U.S. military honor guard. The limousine stops at Blair House, across from the White House, on Pennsylvania Avenue. President Johnson and the King of Saudi Arabia step from the car. An greets them and presents the King with a token gift. Photographers take pictures. The King speaks into a microphone, thanking the official for the gift, and also shakes hands with the President. A soldier salutes. President Johnson escorts King Faisal up the steps ot Blair House.
Marketplace and architecture in the Middle East. North Africa: Civilians walk through the marketplace. They trade with the merchants. Saudi Arabia: artisan sharpens knives. Syria: display of articles in a shop. North India: carts loaded with bags moves through streets. View of Mosques and minarets in Istanbul,Cairo,Yemen and India. Buildings made from sun dried bricks and clay plaster in a village. In Southern Arabia: View of the artistic buildings made from clay. View of modern buildings in Hadhramaut and Yemen.
A documentary 'The Moslem World Out of the Desert' on Islam and Arab desert life in Saudi Arabia. A camel caravan in a desert. Shadows of the caravan on the sand. A man on a camel. Ripples on the sand. Desert vegetation. A sand storm. The caravan battles the fierce sand and wind storm. Men lie down close to their camels to protect themselves from the blowing sand. Eventually the entire caravan becomes almost completely covered by the sand.
Highlights the role of United States Coast Guard in Operation Shield, Saudi Arabia. A military cargo shipment leaves for Saudi Arabia from United States. Boarding teams of Maritime Interception Forces inspects merchant ships off the coast of Saudi Arabia. Lieutenant Bob Atkin, Coast Guard boarding officer, explains the process of inspecting merchant ships. CPO Bill Clifford states how explosives were found on board a merchant ship. Captain Dick Reass explains the nature and the importance of inspecting job done by the boarding teams. CPO John Hagy explains that the job of inspecting ships is tedious. A member of the boarding team climbs down a ladder to inspect ships in the sea.