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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.