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.
Visit of King Saud bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia to the United States. King Saud bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia disembarks from the aircraft in New York. Ambassador and dignitaries receive and greet the King. View of the United Nations Headquarters building. The King addresses the General Assembly of the United Nations. King Saud flies to Washington D.C. President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower greets the King of Saudi Arabia on his arrival at the airport. They proceed to the White House.
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.
U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt and other officials at a conference in Alexandria, Egypt. On February 12th Roosevelt flies to Egypt with an escort of fighter planes and lands at an airport. The President's daughter, Mrs Boettiger (Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall Boettiger) steps off the plane, first. Insignia of the United States. President Roosevelt leaves by car for Great Bitter Lake on the Suez canal to board the warship which awaits him. The sailors salute King Farouk of Egypt when he visits Franklin D Roosevelt on the warship. Roosevelt and the King and his officials take lunch on the ship. The flag of the United States. Roosevelt and King Farouk seated. Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia arrives and greets Roosevelt and his daughter. The President and the Emperor sit and talk. Next day another warship arrives. King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia, his sons and entourage. The King is escorted aboard to meet U.S. President and other officials. The sailors salute. Arab chieftains accompanying him seated on the deck. The King's four sons sit with Roosevelt. Colonel William A Eddy a retired Marine officer U.S. minister to Saudi Arabia acts as interpreter. King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia returns to his ship and leaves. Roosevelt leaves for Alexandria. At Alexandria British Prime Minister Churchill and his daughter join Roosevelt on the ship for further talk. As he came aboard he is greeted by Admiral William D. Leahy. Mr Harry Hopkins already on ship. Edward Stettinius U.S. Secretary of State gets off and joins them, then ambassador Winant joined they are greeted. Officials pose for a photograph.