Opens showing views of the U.S. Pavilion at the Brussels Fair. An array of international flags and artistic fountains grace the Pavilion. Glimpse of the relatively plain Exhibition Hall of the Soviet Union. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser shakes hand with Nikita Khrushchev 1st Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Nasser speaking to the 600-member assembly of the new United Arab Republic (encompassing Egypt and Syria). Arabs marching with banners. King Faisal II of Iraq and his uncle, Abdul Ilah, step to a podium. Faisal II riding in a horse-drawn carriage. View of seaport in Lebanon. A U.S. Naval task force is visible, arriving in response to a request for aid from Lebanon. U.S. marines in an amphibious landing near Beirut. They establish a beachhead as local Lebanese watch and applaud. The marines load artillery and ammunition on the beach. The scene changes to the island of Quemoy in the Taiwan Strait, where entrenched KMT troops of Chiang Kai-Shek, are seen scrambling as they undergo constant shelling from mainland China. The American Destroyer, USS Ammen (DD-527) is seen underway on patrol in the Taiwan Strait. U.S. Navy vessels provide relief supplies to the bombarded Islands in the Taiwan Strait. Landing craft are loaded with essential supplies for delivery. Sailors are seen throwing sacks of foodstuffs over their ship railing into a landing craft below. A line of laden landing craft follow in the wake of a Navy ship. The cold war scene shifts to West Berlin, Germany, where high rise housing is shown and citizens are seen going about their daily activities. A large sign in German warns that one will be leaving West Berlin immediately by passing the sign. Views of damaged buildings left untouched in East Berlin. Militia in black uniforms perform close order drills in the midst of destruction around them in East Berlin. Street sign identifies Unter Den Linden. The formerly elegant avenue is seen virtually deserted. A horse-drawn carriage moves along and men push a cart full of supplies. Bicyclists ride along the side of the street. Headquarters of the 4-powers administration building is seen without a Soviet flag. French, American, and British soldiers stand guard. (Soviets are absent.)
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.
Demonstrations in Moscow, Soviet Union during the Lebanon Crisis. A huge crowd in front of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow during a demonstration against sending of American troops to Lebanon. A banner reading 'Hands Off Lebanon'. The plaque of the U.S. Embassy. People hanging signs on the embassy gates. Police trying to control the crowd. Policemen getting a boy down from the gate. A clash between the police and the crowd. The Lebanon coastline. U.S. troops and tanks on a beach. Landing crafts with soldiers arrive on the beach. The soldiers moving in columns. Lebanese people talking to American soldiers. British troops in Jordan unloading supplies from aircraft. Military equipment being loaded in jeep trailers. A large crowd in Syria. President of the United Arab Republic Gamal Abdel Nasser standing with other officials, waves from the balcony of a building. A crowd cheering. Policemen in front of the crowd.
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.
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.
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.