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.
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 Sperlonge Italy and Syria. The Italian Grotto of Tiberius is discovered to be a treasure trove of sculpture and statuary from the time of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. Archaeologists examine pieces of large Roman statues found in the grotto. In Basra, Syria, a 20,000 seated stadium, dating back to 200 A.D. is brought into recognition.
Seven French marines gather around a rail car of war supplies, on a small gauge track beside a heavily sandbagged bunker, in Syria, during World War 1.. Two French officers monitor their activity as they remove shells and gun powder, from the rail car, for placement in the bunker. Other marines are seen inside the supply bunker.
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.