Events are set out as American marines land in Lebanon to preserve order.
Unused / unissued material -
Title reads: "Middle East Powderkeg - A chronology in depth of events which reflect US determination to help preserve the sovereignty and integrity of peace loving nations".
New York. VS of supplies being loaded onto US Carrier 'Leyte'. VS at Cherry Point, North Carolina, United States of America (USA). American Marines boarding plane. Plane takes off. VS of pressmen. VS of Lebanese President speaking in Washington DC, press taking notes.
CU King Feisal of Iraq and his Uncle Crown Prince Abdul Illah, seated in coach (flashback prior to his assassination). High angle shots of King Feisal and Uncle seated in coach passing crowds. Two shots of King Feisal preparing to make speech. Two shots of demonstrators marching.
GV of the Kremlin in Moscow. MS Egyptian leader Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser and Nikita Khruschev shaking hands.
CU of copy of the Baghdad Pact. GV of Conference. MS of King Hussein of Jordan wearing uniform up steps. VS of British paratroops climbing into plane. LS plane taking off.
Aerial views of Lebanon. VS of US Marines swarming ashore, with Civilians viewing their arrival. Air to Air of fighter plane. VS of Marines keeping guard on Beirut airport. VS in Virginia - Plane being lifted onto aircraft carrier USS Antietam. VS of aircraft. VS of more Marines going on board ship. VS of American President Dwight D Eisenhower speaking on the Middle East Crisis. Ike gives his views.
(F.G.) Old record suggests that material dates from around 17/07/1958.