Two Arabs with a camel and a soldier during launch of Matador B-61 A missile in Tripoli, Libya. Launching crew working on Matador B-61A. Matador being elevated on the zero length launcher by a launch crew. Public address speaker has been set up in mid. GI spectators on the brow of slope. Missile in raised position on zero length launcher. Launching crew removes pre launch check out cable. Matador launches. A master sergeant looking at his watch. 69th Pilotless Bomber Squadron insignia and a Tripoli AB security badge.
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,
Two Matador B-61 missile launchers with their launch support vehicle in Tripoli, Libya. Matador missile on zero length launcher, a fire truck is parked. Launching crew working on the Matador. Matador in raised position on zero length launcher. Missile launches and climbs. Some of the Matador launching crew walking toward zero length launcher. A fire truck and truck mounted crane are parked in background.
Partially assembled Matador B-61 missiles on zero length launcher in Tripoli, Libya. Truck mounted crane is parked in front of the Matador. Two men starting to jockey wing suspended from up over the Matador. Two men tightening the Matador wings in place. One of the launching crew plugging cable into the lower body of the fuselage of the Matador B-61A. Launch crewman as he finishes plugging cable into the lower fuselage of the Matador. The access hatch to the floor socket in the fuselage is hanging open. Two airmen working on an instrument panel which appears to be set up in a trailer. Tail section of a Matador in background.
An Instrument panel. Matador B-61 missile in the lower position on the zero length launcher with the launch control point in mid in Tripoli, Libya. Matador on zero length launcher with the launching crew working on it. Nose of Matador B-61A. The name "Gay Maria" painted on the nose. Several airmen are near the nose of the missile. Tail section of the Matador on the vertical stabilizer. Name "Carola" has been painted on it. Several airmen working on the matador. An Arab boy, a man and a camel. There is a soldier standing next to them. A dromedary camel is standing behind the Arab. A lieutenant Colonel seated on dromedary camel which is held by the Arab boy. They are standing beside the Matador B-61A which is on zero length launcher. The launch crew are working on the Matador.
A group of airmen and soldiers on a low rise during launch of Matador B-61 A missile in Tripoli, Libya. A field power unit with whip antennas. Four antenna towers in background. Matador B-61A missile on the zero length launcher. After a few moments the matador is launched. Spectators and launcher crew leaving the area. Small crane mounted on truck which is parked next to nose of an upended Matador. Launch control site has been dug in mid. An empty zero length launcher is parked in background. Scene of radar trailer. A dish radar and a cross light mast mounted on two trailers. Dish radar revolving atop the trailer. The remains of an old fort in background as well as two high frequency message transmission towers. Two radar trailers. Dish radar is revolving from atop the first trailer.