Educational film about the Suez Canal - various facts and figures.
British Instructional Films Ltd presents a Classroom Film.
On a graphic map of Europe a white line appears from London to Bombay and the words "Mileage - London To Bombay by Cape 10710 Miles" appear across the continent of Africa. A dotted line appears following a different route via the Suez Canal. The words "Mileage - London Through Suez to Bombay 6260 Miles" appear. A white circle appears over the Suez Canal area then a graphic map of the canal is shown. Port Said, Ismalia, Lake Timsah, Bitter Lakes and Suez are labelled. Shots of the canal, boats, liners, general dock activity. Men on board ship coming into Port Said. Shots of the barren landscape.
A man walks along a road with a large liner in the background - it looks like the liner is travelling on land as there is a sand dune between the road and the ship. Aerial shots of canal. Small houses on the banks of the canal. Bitter Lakes - boats travelling through including British Command vessel. Fishermen on the dockside. Liner "Java". Boat leaving port in sunset. Graphic map of the world. White line from Bombay to London via Cape contrasted to dotted line via Suez.