U.S. President Eisenhower and Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge speak about U.S. intervention in the Lebanon Crisis.
Lebanon Date:1958, July 17 Duration:6 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
United States intervention in the Lebanon Crisis. U.S. Marines reaching the coastline of Lebanon. The Marines climb out of rafts. People watching the Marines. U.S. bomber aircraft in flight. Lebanese people on a beach. U.S. Marines unloading ammunition from the rafts. The Marines holding guns moving into the city of Beirut. The Marines guarding Beirut International Airport. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower during a speech says that U.S. intervention could have serious effects. He says that the United States is neither looking for any material gain nor has it any emotional hostility against any government. The sole aim is the preservation of independence of every state. Several aircraft on an airfield. U.S. 2nd Marine Division enplaning at Cherry Point in North Carolina, U.S. Soldiers holding equipment beside the aircraft. The soldiers walking in columns. Several aircraft on the airfield. U.S. Army airborne troops beside the aircraft. The troops getting into the aircraft. Airborne troops from Germany at Adena air base in Turkey. British paratroops from Cyprus boarding aircraft bound for Jordan. A Royal Air Force aircraft takes off. U.S. aircraft carrier USS Leyte in a harbor. Supplies carried on cranes. U.S. sailors speaking over telephones in phone boxes. Sailors holding cartons moving on a ramp to a vessel. Officials at the United Nations building during a meeting. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Henry Cabot Lodge speaking into a microphone. Officials beside the Ambassador. The Ambassador calls for decisive action by the UN and says U.S. Marines will be withdrawn in accordance with the UN action.
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