Acceptation of the United Nations cease fire by Egypt and Jordan in the United States. Israeli infantry drive across the Sinai Peninsula to the Suez Canal. Israeli soldier looks through binoculars. Israeli Defense Minister,Moshe Dayan brief journalists. Soldiers set the guns. The forces break the Gulf of Aqaba blockade and take the old city of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. View of the damaged buildings. Soldiers search for Egyptian prisoners. In New York: At United Nations Headquarters United States Ambassador Arthur Goldberg introduces the Peace Plan. Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban and representatives from 15 Nations come to a common decision. Resolution being adopted and Jordan and Egypt accepts the United Nations cease fire.
Egyptian gun fire attack on Israeli military vehicles in Suez, Egypt. Israeli tanks and jeeps stationed. An Israeli soldier observes through a binocular from a tank. A burning Israeli tank attacked by the Egyptian Army. A damaged jeep. Bullet holes on the jeep. The Israeli flag is raised. Soldiers pray and regain their duties.
A documentary titled 'Suez Canal Seized by Egyptians' in Alexandria, Egypt. A large crowd gathered for the Egyptian President's address in Alexandria. President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt standing on the stage and speaking into the microphone. Officials seated beside the President on the stage. The President speaks about the seizure of the Suez Canal. View of the audience applauding. The Suez Canal, which is the key water way of world trade, in view. Several shipments in view in the harbor. A vessel approaching the harbor.
Film opens with aerial views of City of Suez and environs during the invasion of Egypt by Israel, Britain, and France, to seize control of the Suez Canal and overthrow Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, in 1956. At TC:00:24 is an aerial view of two ships scuttled by the Egyptians in Port Said at the entrance to the Suez Canal. Many ships are seen in Port Said, itself, including a large British landing craft (L9006). Glimpse of British sailors on the landing craft with Union Jack waving above them. Formations of British soldiers, wearing Balmoral bonnet headgear, marching inland from the port. Area of the port covered with artillery pieces and war materiel being loaded into trucks. Closeup of British soldiers loading shells and ammunition into trucks. Egyptian men mingling on the streets of Port Said. A British soldier and an officer are seen amongst them. Low altitude aerial view of the Suez Canal. View of ships at entrance of the Canal in Port Said (with the scuttled ship blockade behind them) . A British Dido Class light cruiser is seen with the ships.
Major events of 1956. Ships underway in Suez Canal, Egypt. President, Abdul Nasser announces the seizure of the canal. Soldiers move up in Egypt and dead Egyptian soldiers as a result of Anglo French attack. Anglo French planes bomb the canal area. Airborne troops land in the canal area. Debris due to aerial bombings spread on the street. Matter discussed at the United Nations meeting leading to a cease fire in the area. The Secretary General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold arrives in Egypt for negotiations. The United Nations Emergency Police forces enter a city in Egypt. People give a warm welcome to the forces.
People gather for a celebration in Egypt. The celebration for the second anniversary of independence and the signing of the Suez Pact. Under the Suez Pact, Britain will evacuate the Suez Canal Zone. Soldiers aboard tanks driving past the streets. People gather along the sides of the streets to watch them. Buildings along the sides of the street. A man runs holding a fire torch. Several people run with fire torches.