DELTA JET CRASHES The R.A.F.'s delta-wing Vulcan bomber crashes in landing, as it completes a 26,000 mile flight, at an average speed of over 500 m.p.h. The loss of the big bomber is a sharp set-back to Britain's air expansion program.
PRINCESS MARGARET AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL PRINCESS MARGARET, touring the lands of the British Commonwealth, visits the island of Mauritius, where the royal visitor opens a children's orthopedic hospital, the visit of a real princess brightening the day for young patients.
PRIME MINISTER EDEN IN SUEZ CRISIS As Israeli troops consolidate gains on the Sinai Peninsula, hope for a peacefulrnoutcome to a Suez crisis rises with British Minister Eden's offer to withdrawrnAnglo-French forces from the Canal Zone in favor of a United Nation's PolicernForce.
IKE & EDEN SIGN JOINT POLICY President Dwight Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden sign a joint policy warning other nations about the perils of accepting Soviet economic aid. They also pledge efforts to keep peace in the Middle East.
Date: February 2, 1956 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:29:00, No Audio
U.N. TROOPS IN EGYPT United Nations troops arrive in Port Said, Egypt and are virtually mobbed by unruly demonstrators whose fervent greetings nearly boil over into a riot. British Tommies, soon to evacuate, restore order with swinging rifle butts.
BRITISH START SUEZ WITHDRAWAL British warships enter partly-cleared Port Said harbor, and the withdrawal of British troops begins. The United Nations' police force, still growing in number, makes its influence felt to relax tensions. Meanwhile, Israel displays large stocks of modern Russian arms captured from Egypt.
NAZI SUB BASES AGAIN BOMBED RAF and American bombers again turn their attention to the lairs of Nazi wolfpacks at Lorient, Wilhelmshaven and Bremen...to arrest the threat of the sub warfare before it can further imperil Allied shipping.
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