Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, leaves Cairo, after failed negotiations with President Nasser of Egypt
Cairo Egypt Date:1956, September 4 Duration:2 min 8 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Passengers board British European Airways Vickers Vicount airliner at Cairo Airport. Among those boarding is Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, who just concluded an unsuccessful attempt to persuade President Nasser, of Egypt, to accept international control of the Suez Canal. Among those bidding Menzies, and his party, farewell, is U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Henry A. Byroade, who is seen conversing quietly with another diplomat, as the airplane prepares to leave. The aircraft engines start, propellers turn, and it taxis away.
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