Nasser challenges the West by seizing the £35 million a year Canal Company.
Suez Canal, Egypt.
Colonel Nasser nationalises Suez Canal - Britain stunned. LV. Suez Canal, shot from the bridge of a ship. LV. Large ship passing tanker in the canal. GV. Activity on the bridge of the ship. GV. Ship passing down the canal giving the impression of going across the sand. LV. Canal from ship's bridge. GV. Aswan Dam, camera tilts down to show a small craft moored alongside the river. SV. Water rushing through the dam.
LV. Delegates at the Suez conference seated round the table. CV. Colonel Abdel Nasser Premier of Egypt. CV. British Minister of War, Anthony Head, signing the agreement. CV. Nasser signing. GV. Crowd pressing round the table photographers etc., GV. The delegates shake hands. CV. Colonel Nasser. - All library footage - look at record 54/83 on PM tape 252.
TV. Massed crowd with banners. SV. Colonel Nasser on balcony acknowledging the crowd. GV. Lorries of the British army being backed into a landing craft. GV. The small boats of the Egyptian Navy lined up the jetty, camera pans to flag hoisting ceremony. GV. Colonel Nasser hoists the flag, camera tilts up to show flag at the top of the pole. LV. Colonel Nasser standing up in a motor car with a wildly excited crowd pressing round. Nasser is waving. SV. Nasser waving.