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UN Commissioner Adrian Pelt and members of an Advisory Council meet people and the Emir of Cyrenaica in Libya.

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,

Date: 1950
Duration: 5 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
United Nations Security Council meeting to protect South Korea and preparation by US Marines and Army for Korean War.

United Nations meets to organize military action for protection of South Korea from Communist North Korea. United States troops in Tokyo, Japan prepare to advance to Korea. U.S. Army forces are seen passing in review before General MacArthur and General Omar Bradley in Tokyo, Japan. Back in the United States, a B-29 bomber, "moth balled" by being entirely encased in "cocoon" plastic since after World War 2, is rolled onto an airfield. Air force personnel remove the heavy plastic from the body and tires of the B-29, revealing its World War 2 nose art name "Lucky 13" (which had been among B-29 aircraft of the 25th Air Service Group in World War II). Navy Vought F4U Corsair aircraft with folding wings are unloaded from giant containers in aircraft hangars. A group of the F4U aircraft lined up at an airfield. Military equipment being loaded onto waiting ships, and carried by soldiers at a warehouse area. Units of the 1st U.S. Marines answer the call, are seen piloting amphibious vehicles in the ocean and onto the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD-5) . Canadian sailors are seen boarding ships and Candian Navy destroyers leave British Columbia for Korea. Women and children wave form dock. Destroyers underway in sea. White, African American, and Hispanic young men in the United States are seen standing in lines at a United States Army enlistment office, answering the call to serve as new recruits in the Army. A group of new recruits raise their right hands and take an oath of service. U.S. President Harry S Truman speaks to a meeting of the Reserve Officers Association meeting, indicating that the only reason for this action is to hopefully arrive at the peace in the world that was hoped for when the United Nations was created. He leaves and shakes hands with officers. At Security Council meeting of the United Nations in Lake Success, New York, the President of Council, Arne Sunde, of Norway, invites Korean Ambassador to join table. Ambassador Chang comes and sits. The United Kingdom representative presents resolution which the body votes on (United Nations Security Council Resolution 84). It is passed by 7 to 0 in favor. The U.S. is asked to designate a military commander for the United Nations forces. The Korean ambassador, Chang Myon, expresses gratitude to the UN Security Council.

Date: 1950, July 7
Duration: 3 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British and American military jet airplanes in early 1950s.

Gloster Meteor jet airplanes of the British Royal Air Force in operation during the early 1950s. A Gloster Meteor F.4 taxiing. View of a U.S. Boeing B-47 Stratojet forward nose wheel and surrounding area. A Gloster Meteor F.4 takes off. A flight of three Meteors fly low and peel off in 360 overhead approaches for landing at an airfield. A brief view of a U.S. F-80 Shooting Star jet fighter taking off.

Date: 1953
Duration: 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Representatives of China arrive at United Nations Headquarters at Lake Success, New York.

United Kingdom Embassador to UN arrives. Chinese delegation arrives in Buick automobile and is escorted into the hall for a United Nations meeting in Lake Success,New York, United States. Representatives of different countries take their seats.

Date: 1950
Duration: 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Views of an trade exhibition in Scotland, showing goods for export from the UK not long after end of World War 2

Views of a trade exhibition in the United Kingdom soon after the end of World War II. A baby carriage or pram, and a baby dress with the date underneath "1948" can be seen. Family with a baby, father plays with a lifesize doll standing in a crib on display. Visitors gathering at the exhibit are seen drinking cocktails. Goods including driving gloves, luggage, golf bags, and athletic balls for rugby and football and soccer at the exhibit. A man showing a horse saddle to another, and suitcases and luggage is shown to a buyer.

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The representatives of the Marshall Plan meet at Paris Headquarters OEEC to discuss about the cooperation among them.

The representatives of the Marshall Plan nations meet in Paris headquarters OEEC 'Organization for European Economic Cooperation'. They discuss the Marshall Plan and cooperation among the nations. Flags of the nations of Europe. Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of United Kingdom, arrives at the headquarters. Children study about the nations of Europe in a school. People from different nations of Europe working together for its development.

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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