Armed trooper stands near jeep looking skyward to a sign on theatre marquee reading 'Crime in the Streets'. Jeep patrol streets. Civilians rounded up by guards, led into room and interrogated. Interrogator shows pieces of torn photograph to one of the civilian. He is slapped several times during questioning.
Arabian City of Dubai, and environs during period of British rule (before creation of United Arab Emirates). Waterfront scene dominated by Ali Bin Abi Talib mosque in Dubai . (This is number 3, of three mosques by that name in the area, and is located on the creek in the old Bur Dubai part of the city.) Numerous boats and merchants clog the Dubai creek. Merchants unload their wares from boats. Trucks and businessmen line the wharf near the creek. Pottery is being carefully unloaded from a boat, one piece at a time and passed to a man who places them in a push cart. An oasis with palm trees A woman scoops a bucket of water.Two men are seen baking Arabian flat bread over fires. A boy washes himself in a pond.
Series of events during the Paris Peace Conference. President of France, Raymond Poincare seen departing hotel. Member of Arab delegation, Prince Emir Faisal seen departing with others and talking. Members of the Paris Conference arriving. Crowd of people gathered to see the delegates. United States President Mr. Woodrow Wilson and his wife arrive on foot at Quai d' Orsay, French Ministry of Foreign and European affairs. President Wilson helps Mrs. Wilson to get into the motor carriage. Prime minister of France Premier Clemenceau seen leaving.
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,
Member of the Arab Delegation Prince Emir Faisal and his attendants seen walking. He has arrived to attend the Paris Peace Conference in Paris.
Use of modern means of transportation in the Middle East. Dignitaries get off an aircraft. Officials greet and receive them. Men get down from bus. Troops on horses. Men practice war skill with guns. European government officials interact with Sheikh's. Young Emir (Arabic Prince) entertain American friends. He wears western clothes. Desert tribes.