Italian prisoners are gathered in Sidi Barrani, Egypt during World War II. Italian prisoners captured by the British move with their luggage through rugged terrain. British soldier watches damaged vehicles and military tanks. Italian prisoners gather and interact with the soldiers. A flag flutters in the wind atop a tent in the background. A soldier stands holding a gun.
British forces take a group of high-ranking Italian and German officers into custody, at Sidi Barrani, Egypt. They exit from a parked airplane, and are directed by a British Army Captain.
Italian airplanes drop bombs in Egypt. The Italian airplanes taxi and take off from a field. A fleet of planes in flight. The aircraft drop bombs over Marsa Matruh and Sidi Barrani. Explosions on ground. Gunner crew inside the aircraft. Aircraft in flight.
Italy invades Greece during World War II. An Italian aircraft in flight as it drops bombs over Greece. Bombs impact and smoke rises up. Italian tanks roll and troops advance. A military truck. Soldiers load shells in an artillery and fire it. Greek Premier Ioannis Metaxas reviews an honor guard in Greece. Greek soldiers march in review. Scottish soldiers in skirts also march at the parade. Italian soldiers in Sidi Barrani, Egypt. Soldiers fight and advance across a field.
Second battle of El Alamein in Egypt between Allied Forces and German Forces in October, 1942. Tanks advance and Axis powers in full retreat. British advance with tanks. British flag is raised. British advance on road and on mountain terrains. Water and other supplies brought by Navy. Troops advance through Matruh and Sidi Banari in Egypt; Tobruk and Bengasi in Libya; and Homs in Syria. Harbors littered by Germans. Fuel barrels unloaded from ship. Troops in combat with enemy in outskirts of Tripoli. Wounded soldier taken on litter. Artillery is fired. Smoke arises from explosions.
Themistoklis Sofoulis (Sophoulis) Speaker of the Greek Parliament, arrives at the port of Piraeus. Officials greet and welcome him. A color guard of Greek sailors presents arms in salute as Sofoulis is taken by the arm and escorted by a Greek admiral. He doffs his hat in acknowlement. With the Admiral at his side, and , surrounded by civilian officials,and several naval officers, he makes his way to a Greek Navy destroyer tied up at the pier. A junior officer assists him as he ascends a gangway to board the ship. On deck, the ship's captain greets him and introduces several junior officers who salute and shake hands with Sofoulis. The Greek National flag is seen fluttering in the breeze from the ship's mast. View of ship's bow as forward line is hauled aboard. The Greek State Flag is seen displayed from the ship. View from the pier as the ship backs away, followed by views underway, when the number "15" is seen clearly displayed on her hull, identifying her as the Destroyer, Vasilissa Olga. (Note: The Vasilissa Olga and several other Greek warships sailed to Alexandria Egypt, following the German invasion of Greece in 1941. From there, she participated with the British in a number of actions at sea during the war. She was sunk, during a German air raid on September 26, 1943, at the Gulf of Lakki in Leros.)