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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
The film 'The New Libya' depicts the life of people in the three provinces of Libya. The coast of Libya along the Mediterranean Sea. The three provinces of Libya - Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Fezzan. People in the city of Benghazi of the Cyrenaica province. A market place. Flags of Libya hanging in the streets. Handicraft traders sitting in chairs. A utensil shop. A man looks at a tailor sewing. Fezzan area dotted with oasis. A container is lowered into a well to fill it with water. Date fronds in the foreground. Women working on a farm. Water is filled in containers from a drum Men weave baskets. The area of Tripolitania. Minarets and mosques in the capital city of Tripoli. People in the city.