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.
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.
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.
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.
Syrian President meets the foreign Minister in Syria. Entrance of the palace of the Syrian President Shukri al-Quwatli. The President arrives at the palace. Armed guards line up outside the building. The President seated with the Foreign Minister Jamil Mardam Bey inside the building. They discuss amongst themselves. President signs a decree. President of the Syrian Chamber of Deputies arrives. President stands up. The officials discuss amongst themselves. Entrance of the Government Palace. The session of cabinet. Official reads a report. Minister of Interior Sabri al Assali asks for instructions. Other ministers listen.
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.