Australian aircraft parked on ground during Syrian Campaign in Syria. Pilots near the planes. The planes are inspected before take-off. Aircraft taxis and takes off. Australian bomber aircraft in flight. Aerial view of land. Australian planes bombing. Natives of Syria celebrate armistice on streets. Huge crowd cheers. Australian soldiers smoke.
British troop fire canons on French Protectorate in Syria. Distant view of explosions. Victorious British troops parade in French freed city of Damascus. British APC's and trucks march down the streets and are welcomed by thousands of natives. Columnized parade of British cavalry at town square. View of Free French soldiers lined up with rifles. Numerous gather to witness the event.
The history of the region of Palestine. An animated map of Egypt, Syria desert and Judea. A statute of Assyria King Ashurbanipal. An inscription on a wall depicts the successor of the King on a chariot. The horses of the King. In 721, King of Assyria Sargon on a chariot moving to capture Samaria, capital of Israel. A man walks in ruins of an old Roman ampitheater. Aerial view of olive orchids in the region. Art carving depicts Assyrian warrior Nebuchadnezzar capturing Jerusalem, and a woman pleading for her life.
Scenes of excavations in Italy and Syria. The Italian Grotto of Tiberius is discovered to be a treasure trove sculpture. In Basra, Syria, a 20,000 seated stadium, dating back to 200 A.D. is brought into recognition.
French Marines land at Syrian port during World War II. They establish a supply base for the advancing Allied armies in Syria, Far Eastern Front. The marines stand in a group and work. Supplies are put into installations. Men stand in the installations in the background. An officer supervises the work.
United States sailors at Damascus in Syria. Sheik of Syrian Desert stands at the site of race. Camels run in a race. United States sailors raise hat and cheer from audience cabin. Camels run on a runway.