• Short Summary

    Suez Crisis - United Nations faces the crucial test as its police force moves into Egypt.

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    GV. Pan, HMS Forth with supply ships, troopships and hospital ship in Port Said harbour. Angle shot, British flag flying from a tank landing craft. GV. The 45th Marine Commandos boarding the LST at the harbour entrance in Port Said en route for Malta. SV. Marine Commandos boarding LST. GV. Mass of commandos onboard the ship waiting to move out of harbour. LV. The ship loaded with commandos moving away from quayside. GV. From air, Suez Canal. GV. Side view, the Canal and a British minesweeper at work moving up the Canal. SV. Sweeper trail minesweeping. GV. Minesweeper moving up the Canal.

    GV. Interior, Israeli Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief General Moshe Dayan (with patch over one eye) about to hold a press conference somewhere in Israel. CU. General Dayan. SV. Members of the press taking notes. SV. General Dayan pointing to map of Israel. CU. Map.

    GV. Interior, American President Dwight Eisenhower walking to the conference room to hold press conference - this is the first press conference he has held since being re-elected. SV. & LV. Eisenhower (Ike) speaks. He says (natural sound): "Really in the first time in history, an international machine set up by nations for the settlement of international disputes is receiving a truly thorough test. Consequently, everything that we say and do must bear in mind that behind all of these immediately important incidents is a hopeful desire of the world that some way can be found to settle the dispute around the conference table, and not on the battlefield."

    LV. US warships heading out to sea beneath the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge for Pacific assignment - Americans keep their forces on an emergency footage. GV. & nearer shot, US carrier Shangri-La with full compliment and planes. GV. US tanker approaching the bridge. GV. US carrier York Town loaded with planes approaching bridge.

    LV. UN Secretary General Dag Hammerskjold's plane arriving at Naples. Angle shot, name on building 'Napoli Airport'. SV. Pan, Mr Dag Hammerskjold walking away from plane accompanied by Italian officials. He is going to Egypt to talk with Mr Nasser.

    GV. Danish UN troops lining up at Capodichino Airport, Naples, for takeoff to the Suez Area (at night). SV. UN troops (2 shots). LV. & SV. UN troops lined up waiting to board plane. CU. UN cameraman. LV. & SV.& CU. UN troops boarding plane. GV. General Burns' plane arriving on runway. SV. Canada's General Burns stepping down from plane. CU. General Burns talking to officials. GV. From air, & nearer shot, the Suez Canal still blocked by sunken ships. GV. Royal Scots unloading kit and supplies from the ship. SV. Royal Scots passing kit bags from one to another - loading trucks. SV. Scots passing along kit bags onto truck. LV. Royal Scots marching into the Suez Area complete with bagpipes. SV. Pan, pipers march past. SV. & GV. & SV. Royal Scots marching past camera.

    (Rota Lav.) (Orig.I.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:27:00 / 01:29:21:00

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