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,
Britain's Military Academy at Sandhurst, presents a Silver Service to be used at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Major General John Leonard, U.S. Army, military attaché in the United Kingdom, accepts the Silver Service, on behalf of the West Point Academy. The Sandhurst cadets march past in a parade ground. Britain's War Secretary, Emmanuel Shinwell, and General Leonard review the marching cadets.
Eight months old Prince Charles poses for a portrait in England. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh push a pram. Their eight months old Prince Charles in a pram. The Queen gives a toy to Charles. He plays with the toy. Prince Phillip picks up his son from the pram. He sits on a mat holding Charles. The Queen stands in the background. Charles playing with toys. The Queen, Prince Phillip and their son. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. Charles plays with a string of pearls around his mothers neck.
The government crashes in the United Kingdom. In Ballater, Scotland : King George V of the United Kingdom reviews honor guard. The King drives away in a car. In London, England : United Kingdom Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald with his Labour party members and leaders of the Conservatives liberals to form his cabinet.
United Kingdom's King Edward VIII pays a visit to Royal Navy fleet, Portland. Royal Navy fleet in Portland harbor. The monarch passes lines of men standing at attention as King Edward VIII reviews sailors and marines aboard a ship.
UK Prime Minister David Lloyd George comes out of a building, followed by Prime Minister of France Aristide Briand. They get into the car.