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General Bernard Montgomery reviews British Eighth Army soldiers parading after surrender of Tripoli by Governor of Libya.

Surrender of Tripoli by Governor of Libya after battle of British Eighth Army with German forces in Tripoli, 1942. General Bernard Montgomery and other British Generals. British Eighth army tanks and troops advance on road and through city. Crowd lined up sidewalks. Troops and band march. General Montgomery reviews troops. The British flag is raised in Tripoli. View of letter to Prime Minister mentioning completion of mission. Generals Alexander and Montgomery review the marching troops. Royal Air Force planes in skies. Military vehicles during the parade. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British Army sappers locate, disarm and collect German mines and British Royal Air Force bomb Tripoli, Libya.

British 8th Army takes Tripoli as Nazis flee Libya during World War II. A land mark. British Royal Air Force aircraft bomb Tripoli. The aircraft drop bombs and smoke rises due to explosions on a field. Commander of British 8th Army General Bernard Montgomery hoists the British flag over a captured German airfield. British ground crew near a captured German aircraft. A crew member paints the tail of the aircraft and covers German insignia with Royal Air Force insignia. A pilot exits a jeep and climbs into the cockpit of the re-purposed German plane, and takes off. British Army sappers locate, disarm, and collect German mines in Libya. Metal detectors are used by soldiers to locate a German Teller mine. Soldiers take out the Teller mine. View of hundreds of captured German land mines. A sign reads 'Safe Lane'. Trucks drive past on a road. The Medjerda River in Tunisian. British 1st Army soldiers near artillery. Aircraft in flight. A soldier signals and fires artillery. Smoke rises in the foreground. Dive bombers in flight. The bomber aircraft drop bomb. Hills in Tunisian. German soldiers fire guns. Soldiers on U.S. made tanks and trucks drive on a dirt road. A road side marker reads "Mateur" The aircraft in flight. British Douglas Boston bombers flying overhead.

Date: 1942
Duration: 3 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Axis forces withdrawing in El Alamein and British troops advance through Libya and Syria.

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. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
UN Commissioner Adrian Pelt and members of an Advisory Council meet people and the Emir of Cyrenaica in Libya.

A film depicts steps in Libyan independence. Allied soldiers on tanks during World War II. A tank goes past a ruined building. People gathered look as the Union Jack is unfurled. People read a proclamation pasted on a wall. Ruins of World War II. A meeting in the United Nations in 1945 where it is suggested that Libya be placed under temporary UN trusteeship. A resolution in the UN on 21st November, 1949 to create an independent Libya. The Russian delegate to the UN states his disagreement. The United Kingdom delegate speaks in favor of the resolution. A UN aircraft lands and taxis in Libya. Advisory Council members, led by Mustafa Qasim Mizran, who is first to exit the plane and is head of the National Party and Director of the School of Arts and Trades in Tripoli, are joined by UN Commissioner in Libya Adrian Pelt as they are greeted by dignitaries. The headquarters of the Commissioner and the Advisory Council in Tripoli. A sign reads 'Office of the United Nations Commissioner in Libya'. Members of the Advisory Council include representatives from Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, Fezzan, Egypt, France, Italy, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the United States and a minority group delegate. Cars carrying the representatives drive out of the gates of the headquarters. They meet people to become aware of their problems. People greet the UN Commissioner and the members of the Advisory Council. A visit to Benghazi where they meet the Emir of Cyrenaica. People holding placards in front of the Emir's palace to greet the Advisory Council. They meet the Emir, who is the religious Muslim leader, in his place. The headquarters of the Commissioner and the Advisory Council, where Mustafa Qasim Mizran is seen touching his face, as he stands behind king Idris,

Date: 1950
Duration: 5 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
United Nations Support Mission in Libya attempts to help calm unrest in city of Tripoli

Film begins showing areas of extensive cultivation bordering dual highway leading toward dense housing development in the city of Tripoli, Libya. Camera moves to positions successively closer to the buildings. Next, a white van is seen with some uniformed officials near it. It is passed by another white van, with UN painted on its side, and displaying a white flag. Another view of this van driving past a different camera location. This vehicle belongs to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). View from behind a civilian taking a photograph of the UN van passing. Scene shifts to center of the city of Tripoli, where a National Security Force soldier is seen next to a tank at a sandbagged position. Another view of the UN van with its flag, passing the camera on a downtown city street. Scene changes to a private car stopped at the side of a road, next to road sign identifying the entrance to the city of Tripoli. A National Security Force sandbagged position is just off the roadside. Soldiers are inspecting the contents of the car. A 1957 Chevrolet hardtop sedan is next in line. Closeup of that car being inspected. Soldiers and civilian officials question a man and search him. Damage to a building seen from a rooftop. An armored car and a tank on the street. Armed men occupying a deep circular position. Arab civilians, with small arms, pose in defensive position inside a vacant concrete building (possibly a parking garage) overlooking a cemetery. Camera pans across them crouched behind protective concrete wall. Scene shifts to downtown, Tripoli, where National Security Force soldiers run to occupy a heavily sandbagged bunker. From inside the bunker, a tank is seen parked on an alleyway. A street scene shows a tank moving very slowly along a street where a private car is parked. Glimpse of possible explosion on hillside in distance. Another view of tank moving slowly as it appears to be parking at side of city street.

Date: 1962, January
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied aircraft drop bombs on Tripoli harbor, Libya during World War II.

Aerial views of Allied aircraft striking against German General Rommel's Afrika Corps supply lines by bombing the port of Tripoli, Libya. A formation of what appear to be single engine bombers flies over the port city and exploding bombs are seen striking portions of the harbor, below.

Date: 1942
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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