A fleet of ships underway in the Mediterranean Sea going towards Egypt during the Suez Crisis. Aircraft in flight. A number of ships on the water surface. French and British troops aboard the ship with military trucks. Soldiers clean rifles. A group of soldiers relaxes on a ship deck. The troops load boxes. Soldiers in combat uniform descend using a netted rope.
U.S. destroyers of Squadron 14, depart Norfolk, Virginia for the Mediterranean, in October, 1922.
Map showing the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries, from the Straits of Gibralter, and East to Black Sea and Red Sea. Various sea navigation routes are depicted through the water areas. U.S. Navy Clemson class destroyer, taking on supplies in Norfolk, Virginia. Sailors carrying sacks of supplies over their shoulders from a dock onto the ship. Women seen waving at the USS Barry (DD-248) in October 1922, as she departs Hampton Roads, Virginia, for the Mediterranean, to serve with the U. S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters. View of USS Kane (DD-235) with sailors lined up on her foredeck. View from stern of a Squadron 14 destroyer, of the USS Hatfield (DD-231) followed by the USS Barry (DD-248). View from bridge of a destroyer, as officer looks through binoculars at five other destroyers of Squadron 14, underway in a line. Sailors on deck of destroyer practice handling of small arms and on of the ship's 5-inch guns. Sailors spin propellors on tail of a torpedo and load it into one of a battery of three launching tubes. Sailors exercise by throwing a medicine ball.View from destroyer of 5 destroyers in line, astern, the first being USS Overton (DD-239). View from a destroyer as the Squadron enters harbor at Gibralter. Sailors climbing upon concrete pier from a long boat. Buildings on steep hills of Gibralter. The USS Hatfield and the USS Gilmer (DD-233) on either side of a supply ship. Views of Destroyer Squadron 14 ships anchored, along with other warships off Constantinople (Istanbul)in the Bosphorus straits. View from a high point in Constantinople. Camera pans over city and warships in the Bosphorus.
Egyptian nationalization of the Suez Canal leads to war as Israel attacks Egypt, and France and Britain embark troops for transport to a joint staging area at the island of Cyprus. View of commercial ships in the Suez canal. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. in discussion with officials. French troops embarking a transport ship in the port of Marseille, France. Brief glimpse of their destination port at Cyprus. British troops boarding airliners to take them to Cyprus where they will reinforce the existing British garrison. British and French carriers and warships assembling in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. A flight of four British Hawker Hunter jet fighter-bombers are seen flying in formation. Closeup of one inflight, with rockets mounted beneath its wings. Closeup of a rocket under its right wing. Scene shifts to another Hawker Hunter armed differently. It displays four outer wing rocket rails on each wing, carrying three rockets each. Auxiliary fuel tanks are installed on pylons under each wing. View of the White House in Washington DC. Inside, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles discuss the Suez situation. Next, speaking at a press conference, President Eisenhower states , "the Unite States was not consulted in any way about any phase of these actions, nor were we informed about them in advance." He asserts America's intent not to become involved and to bring the matter before the UN General Assembly where their is no threat of a veto. He states his intent to "keep in contact with Congressional leaders of both parties," and expresses hope that the United Nations can bring an end to this "tormenting problem." View of the United Nations General Assembly building in New York City. Inside U.S. Secretary of State, Dulles, is seen seated next to America's UN ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Glimpse of the General assembly with all delegates seated.
Montage of scenes arranged to convey essence of British efforts to support Malta by ship convoys through the Mediterranean Sea during World War 2. Animated map showing Axis aircraft over the supply routes. A British convoy in the Mediterranean. A sailor scanning for German aircraft. Formation of German Dornier Do-17 bombers overhead. Glimpse in plane's cockpit. On a British ship underway, an antiaircraft gun crew takes action and fires. Insert of a German JU-88 bomber in flight. Antiaircraft gunfire downing a German plane that crashes into the sea. Inserted headon view of a German Me-109 in flight. British gunner rotates to vertical following an attacking airplane overhead (not seen). Inserted view of airplanes in a dogfight at high altitude generating contrails. An aircraft crashing into the sea. Gunners on an Allied aircraft carrier firing at German airplanes. A Junkers Ju-88 viewed from deck of a ship as it drops a bomb. A Ju-88 shot down and crashing into the sea. Supply ship arriving at Malta, passing by its fortifications. Men in small boats surround the ship, at anchor. Bags of food supplies piled up on a wharf and filling an open boat. Local people lined up on the pier and picking up supplies.
German Navy crews aboard war ships underway in the Mediterranean sea. A boat in the sea. Sailors stand in formation on deck of a war ship. Sailors stand at the ship's rail. Sailors raise flags. Ships Underway in the Mediterranean sea. Crew raise semaphore flags to signal from ship to ship. Officers stand at the railing.
Two German officers conferring on land. Views of German U boats in the Mediterranean Sea during World War 1. Men on deck of U-Boat SM U-35 underway in the Mediterranean Sea. Men on the bridge of the U boat look through binoculars. Views of attacks by SM U-35 on several ships, including one sailing vessel with all sails up. A ship sinks after being attacked by the U boat. Crew of SM U-35 review a typed piece of paper with information on all target ships in the area. After sinking a ship, they cross off the line on the list for the ship "Brisbane River", which is listed as a 4,989 grt ship. (War records indicate the Brisbane River was sunk 17 April 1917, 140 miles west of Gibraltar.) Captain of a sunken ship being transferred from a life boat to the U-boat as a prisoner. Unterseeboot 35 strafes and torpedoes 3 other ships and all are shown sinking, including one sailing vessel. Views of German crew inside the U boat as they work on controls, view through periscope, and ready torpedo tubes. Crew also shown operating deck gun to fire on a target ship.