After three years of exile, Salah Ben Youssef, Secretary General of the Néo-Destour, returns to Tunis. Views of huge crowds at the Tunis Carthage airport. Salah Ben Youssef is seen, wearing sun glasses, and a fez as he slowly descends aircraft ladder from TWA Lockheed Constellation aircraft in which he arrived. The ladder is jammed by well wishers. He is greeted by members of the government and leaders of the Néo-Destour, including Habib Bourguiba. He finally manages to enter an open car and is escorted by motorcycles along Tunis city streets. His automobile, a 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible, is overflowing with other passengers. His motorcade proceeds to Carthage Palace where he meets Lamine Bey.
Allied Sailors at the Port of Tunis in Tunis, Tunisia, during World War 2. Aerial view of the city of Tunis with buildings and roads. Allied supply ships at the Port of Tunis, Tunisia. Sailors on small boats move amongst the supply ships. A destroyer out in the bay signalling with a light. The port is busy with logistic activity.
President of France Gaston Doumergue in Tunis, Tunisia. Doumergue arrives by car. Officers escort him. He awards an officer. Ruler of Tunisia meets him. They both sit and watch the farewell greetings. Foot and mounted tribesmen hold their flags in military display. Horse warriors exhibit riding ability with rifles waving in their hands.
U.S. President Eisenhower and Tunisia President Bourguiba at Presidential Palace in Tunis,Tunisia. United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of Tunisia Habib Bourguiba and party leave front entrance of the Presidential Palace. Guards stand outside the entrance. They walk along a walkway. President Eisenhower examines a horse. He looks at gazelle in a cage. The Presidents enter official sedan. Sedan moves. President Eisenhower removes his hat and waves to the crowd. Motorcycles lead and escort motorcade. Presidents seated in lead sedan.
Presidents of the U.S. and Tunisia in a motorcade arrive at the Presidential Palace in Tunis,Tunisia. United States President Dwight D Eisenhower and President of Tunisia Habib Bourguiba stand at the rear of the official sedan. The Presidents wave to the crowd. The crowd waves American and Tunisian flags. Palace guards lined up on street with sabers at present arms. A motorcade escorts President Eisenhower along main thoroughfare. The motorcade passes the palace guards. President Eisenhower in the rear seat of the official car. The motorcade makes a turn around a circle. President Eisenhower and President Bourguiba step out of the sedan in front of the Presidential Palace. The Presidents walk up the steps past the guards and turn around from the top of steps. President Eisenhower removes his hat as they converse. Guards stationary with swords at the salute.
Allied Forces fight the Axis Powers during World War II. Aerial view of the city of Tunis. British Forces enter the city. Trenches in the city. Dead soldier on the street. Allied soldiers patrol in the streets and skirmish with German snipers. German soldiers surrender. Allied soldiers fire at a building. French Troops lead long lines of captured German prisoners of war. Italian Field Marshal Giovanni Messe is captured. German Colonel-General Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, Commander of all Axis Forces in Africa, is captured and flown from Gibralter to England. Commander von Arnim is seen being driven into a prison camp and emerges from his car within the Prison Camp. British troops of the 1st and 8th Armies are warmly greeted by the citizens of Tunis. Allied military vehicles pass on the streets of Tunis amidst throngs of cheering civilians. French General Henri Giraud reviews the French troops as they parade.