A film shows training and alert drills for the Martin TM-61A Matador First Tactical Missile Squadron at Wheelus Air Base in Tripoli, Libya. A covered Matador on mobile zero-length launcher being towed in the launch area. Matador wings being lowered to fuselage of missile on zero-length launcher by a crane. An airman talks into a walkie talkie. The Matador on the launcher. The nose section of Matador shows name 'Lee's Leaping Lena'. The tactical missile TM-61A in launch position in Libya. An airman flipping the switch. The engine starts and missile lifts off.
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,
TM-61A Matador missile being transported in Tripoli, Libya. An airman removing the canvas cover. Unloading of sections of the Matador from truck. Launching of the Matador.
Sergeant talking into a walkie talkie in Tripoli, Libya. TM-61A Matador missile on launcher in background. Man holds Control box. Sergeant pushes firing button and then ducks down. RATO unit being installed on the Matador. Name on the nose of Matador "Lou Carroll's Follies of 55". Matador in launching position. Smoke coming out. Matador in launching position. Launching of the Matador.
Launching of the TM-61A Matador missile in Tripoli, Libya. Nose section of the Matador. Name reads "Lee's Leaping Lena". Preparations for launching. Officers in foreground are General R E Lee, Commander of the 12th AF, and Colonel Carroll, Commander of the 1st tactical missile Squadron. Nose section of the Matador. General Lee climbs up on stand and leans on the nose section of missile. General Lee and Colonel Carroll talking. Matador being prepared for launching. Matador in launching position. Missile launched .
TM-61A Matador missile in launching position in Tripoli, Libya. Scenes of fire fighting equipment. The missile launches.