Delegates arrive to London for Suez talks, Nasser talks in Cairo - Army is getting ready.
GV. Inside shed at quayside, Southampton, Hampshire. Troops picking up kit and preparing to walk to waiting ship bound for Cyprus. LV. Troops going up gangplank into "Dilwara" SV. Pan, armoured vehicles on roadside on Newport - Cardiff road waiting to move off to docks. CU. Soldier sitting in vehicle. LV. Towards and past, scout cars move off to docks. SV. Troops going up gangplank and into "Dilwara". SV. Families on quayside waving to troops on boat. LV. Docks lined with waving troops. SCU. Young woman crying while older one comforts her. LV. Boat going out to sea.
SV. Egypt's President Abdel Nasser entering Cairo press conference. SV. Part of audience standing applauding him. SCU. Nasser speaking at table, & SCU. SV Part of audience listening. CU. Nasser speaking and thumping fist. SV. Cabinet Ministers being issued with rifles. SV. Men lined up with rifles. CU. Two men fiddling with rifle and discussing parts. SV. Women walking out holding rifles - teachers from Cairo schools. SCU. Woman fiddling with rifle and being instructed by man.
GV. London Airport. SV. Towards, Krishna Menon, High Commissioner for India, arriving for the 22 nation Suez Conference, & CU. He is greeted by two Indian friends. CU. Mr Thomas Macdonald New Zealand's Minister of Defence and Exterior Affairs. SV. Mr John Foster Dulles, American Secretary of State, coming down from plane. SV. Mr Dmitri Shepilov, Soviet Foreign Minister, coming down from plane followed by Soviet Ambassador Jacob Malik. SCU. Mr Shepilov.
SV. Major Salah Salem, Egyptian Minister of National Guidance, having arrived at airport and walking toward interview room. Inside interview room, Major Salem sits down with interviewer, Reginald Bosanquet. SV. Press taking notes.
SCU. Major Salem speaking (natural sound): "Nasser helped to nationalise the company which is an Egyptian company, nothing more..." I interview carries on as Mr Salem talks about readiness of the Egyptians to protect what they feel is theirs.
GV. Several Britannia planes lined up at Hurn airport. SV. Line of troops marching out towards plane. CU. Troops going on board aircraft. LV. Aircraft takes off. SV. More troops boarding another Britannia aircraft. GV. Troops boarding another Britannia plane. SV. Inside, aircraft full of troops waving at camera.
LV. General John Glubb (Glubb Pasha) sitting at writing table on terrace of his house at Mayfield, Sussex. SV. General John Glubb writing, he takes his glasses off and starts talking (natural sound): "Colonel Nasser has based his claim to nationalise the Suez canal... many other nations nationalised their services... to prevent capitalist... from owning these services... Nasser is trying to become a capitalist economist... Suez Canal should be controlled by its users, the maritime nations of the world." SCU. & CU. Glubb Pasha speaking.
(Neg & F.G.) (Title Scenes "I", "J", "H") (Orig "N")