United Nations involvement in Tunisia as crisis deepens
Air views over Bizerta airstrips. Air shots flying over general area of fighting showing entrenchment's built by Tunisians, Air to air shot flying over shelled house, Air shot flying over French Navy in the base. Air shot Bizerta. MS. signpost "Bizerta & Tunis" pan down to Tunisian troops at the ready. Various shots French Paratroops troops relaxing Various shot of French tanks and vehicles patrolling the streets. Various shots French trenches on edges of airstrips GV. Tunis airport frontage. MS. Tunisian airliner taxing in. CU. stills cameraman using telephoto. MS. Dag Hammarskjold leaving plane, to be greeted by Tunisian officials. Various shots as Hammarskjold enters U.N. car and drives off. GV. Bourguiba's palace as Hammarskjold drives up. Various shots Bourguiba and Hammarskjold. Various tracking shots of Bourguiba and Hammerskjold on way to Bizerta. Various shots of French and Tunisian check points, MS. of party of Government place in Bizerta. MS. truck load of bread being distributed to Moslem crowd. Various shots of Tunisians packing into lorries as they evacuate the town. Conference table headed by Hammarskjold. (F.G.)
Cataloguers note: This was one of the last pieces of footage showing, Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary General of the United Nations, who in September of that year was killed in a plane crash while on his way to peace talks with Moise Tsh-ombe.