French soldiers patrol grain fields in the Meskiana Commune, Algeria. A group of farmers operate combine harvesting machines, to cut and bag the grain, under the protection of the French military. French tank, armored vehicle and observation aircraft seen. A French soldier operates controls on a combine harvester, watched by the farmer and several other soldiers riding on it. View of farmer in cab of the combine harvester. A soldier releases a sack of harvested grain marked: "S.A.P. Region de la Meskiana 1958."
A documentary depicts Algeria soon after its independence. Date and fig trees in the Sahara region of Algeria. A map of Algeria shows location of oil wells. People near a truck. Tomatoes, lemons and figs in baskets. Men unload crates from trucks. Vegetables and fruits in crates at a market place. People in the market. People fill water at a community tap. A cobbler mends shoes.
Aboard the USS Essex (CVA-9) in the Mediterranean Sea, off Lebanon, during the crisis in 1958. Radar men on watch monitoring scopes. Sailors speak into mikes of their headsets. Room is dimly lit. Teletype machines operation in the communication's center. Two junior officers and an enlisted man walk into the room, look at the message received and tear the message from the machine. They leave quickly.
Scenes of oil exploration and production operation by Compagnie Française des Pétroles in the Hassi Messaoud oil field at edge of Sahara Desert in Algeria. Drilling operation in desert. drill turning in hole. Derrick in background with dromedary camels standing by sand dunes and being watered from a well by their Algerian Berber owner. Two men pile stones to make a marker in the desert. A 1958 British land rover vehicle driving across the desert. View of drilling derrick. Sections of pipe on the ground. Oil being pumped from a producing well into pipeline. French oil drilling worker empties bag of Boue forage (drilling mud) into hole. French worker, with hose, washes down base areas of drilling rig.Oil storage tanks connected by pipes. Local Algerian Berber workmen lift and carry bags of forage.
Footprints in sand. Network of piping next to drill rig.
Operations aboard USS Essex (CVA-9) during the Lebanon crisis, in 1958. View beneath wing of an aircraft on catapult, as the catapult crew hooks bridle to aircraft. Officer leaves the ship's message center. Hatchway leads into message center. Two junior officers in the communication center. Teletype machines printing out messages aboard ship. Views beneath wing of jet as one of the catapult crew hooks it up to the catapult.
Allied Forces fight the Axis Powers during World War II. An American Convoy off the coast of Casablanca. A soldier holds gun. Soldiers and sailors listen to an address by their commander. A notice on the bulletin board. U.S. soldiers get ready for the mission during night. Equipment is lowered. Explosion in the distance. U.S. sailors with their equipment fight in Casablanca. Animated map of Algiers. Fight between the British and the Axis forces. Searchlights point upwards towards the sky. Allied Fighter planes in flight. British and American troops land in Algiers. A French officer salutes to the marching Allied Armies. Animated map of Oran. U.S. paratroops take Oran. Battle in Casablanca still continues. U.S. soldiers aim and fire at the enemy planes. Soldiers carry causalities. Allied Forces destroy communication and supply lines of the enemies. A French Admiral with officers. German soldiers move out. People on the side of the streets. U.S. General Eisenhower, General Anderson and French General Giraud review a joint parade. German officers in communication. British and U.S. soldiers on the move. A desert region. People on camel. Allied soldiers in coaches. Animated map of Algeria. A German plane. Allied military moves towards Tunisia.