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U.S. Lend-lease aircraft being supplied to USSR by way of Iran in World War II

Film about the shipping of American Lend-Lease aircraft to the Soviet Union, via the " Persian Corridor " during World War 2. It focuses on activities at Abadan Airfield, Iran. U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) Colonel Charles Porter, Commanding Officer of the Allied Abadan military establishment in Iran, stands with a Soviet Colonel, who supervises Soviet work on the field. With them is USAAF Brigadier General Macmillan., who was visiting the base at this time. They pose in front of a P-39 Bell Aircobra airplane displaying a red Soviet Star insignia. Next, ground crews are seen towing aircraft on the field, including a Douglas A-20 Havoc and a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. Mechanics work on several P-40 airplanes on the ramp. A North American Aviation T-6 Texan aircraft is being refueled from a truck .Closeup of ground crewman holding refueling hose over the wing of the T-6. USAAF mechanics conduct post-assembly checks on a North American B-25 Mitchell bomber and tow another one (Serial number 41-3225) from a hangar, to the Soviet side of the field, after completing its inspection. Soviet mechanics are seen checking guns in the rear cockpit of an aircraft. Glimpse of several P-40 aircraft and a T-6 aircraft on a ramp. Soviet and American mechanics working together on the wings of aircraft. Closeup of two working together. As a Soviet soldier watches, an American airman uses a paint brush to change the American white star on an airplane, into the Soviet red star. The two shake hands when the painting is done. Soviet ground crew push a P-40 aircraft into position for starting. A soviet pilot, wearing a seat pack parachute, climbs into the cockpit. Closeup of him as he nods to a ground crewman for engine start. He taxis out and takes off. Several T-6 aircraft on the Soviet side of the field are seen, ready to be flown away. Views of other aircraft being readied for ferrying to Russia. Camera pans over the airfield and the many aircraft parked there.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British newsreel detailing crude oil extraction and refinement efforts in Persia (present Iran) since the early 20th century

Newsreel titled, 'Persia and the Oil Fields." Narrator chronicles discovery of oil in Persia, benefits of oil to the local economy, and British involvement via the Great Oil Company (now British Petroleum). View of barren lands in Persia (now Abadan in Iran). Oil drillers at work in a refinery amidst the barren lands. Construction of oil refinery at Abadan. Oil revenue brings benefits to the people, as shown by new bridges, school buildings, young students in classroom, and college students studying technical subjects. Professor instructs in front of a blackboard filled with mathematical formulas. Workers at metal shop machines applying new technical knowledge. Oil pipe lines laid across stretches of undeveloped land near Abadan, Iran. Crude oil bubbling from the ground. View of several British oil transport ships at a dock in the Persian Gulf, including the "British Guardian" and the "British Virtue." Narrator eludes to the then current difficulties in relations between Iran and Britain, due to the British oil embargo following nationalization of Iran's oil reserves by Mosaddegh.

Date: 1951
Duration: 1 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of Anglo-Iranian Oil Company facility at Abadan, Iran.

Crew operate Anglo-Iranian Oil Company facility at Abadan, Iran. Under the watchful eye of a supervisor, Iranian petroleum workers labor together in teams of several men each, to manipulate valves on a network of large pipes running close to the ground, at the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company facility in Abadan, Iran. To obtain better spacing and turning leverage, the workers employ shaped steel rods inserted into the valve wheels. A single worker closes a valve, inside a building. Another worker looks at a meter amongst a group of such devices, in the building. Two workes close a valve, as a supervisor watches. Several men walk across network of pipes and manipulate control valves outdoors. View of building with "Gas Oil Pump House" written on it in English and Persian.

Date: 1951, July 16
Duration: 2 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Two British men leaf through papers while a man types on a typewriter at Abadan Printing Works in Abadan, Iran.

British people in Iran. A building with a sign that reads 'Abadan Printing Works'. An arrow points towards the entrance. A man sits at the corner of the building below the sign. People outside the entrance. They walk away. A man strikes off the name of the newspaper 'Daily News'. A British man types on a typewriter. Two other British men standing near him leaf through papers. The name of the newspaper ' Daily News' is struck off and a paper is placed on the newspaper. The men go through papers as the typist types.

Date: 1939
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The oil crisis in Abadan, Iran.

Oil crisis in Abadan, Iran. The Iranian government nationalizes the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and expels the Western companies from oil refineries. Demonstrations at the company offices and raising of Iranian flags over the building takes place. Board of 'Abadan Printing Works' on building. British flag on the ship offshore. Workers turn hand wheel to shut down the oil flow t the refinery. British women and children board an airplane.

Date: 1951, July 5
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Nationalization of oil refinery at Abadan, Iran.

Major events of the year 1951. Nationalization of Anglo Iranian oil refinery at Abadan, Iran. Workers at the refinery. British action leads people to protest against Britain and other western democracies on streets in Iran. Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddeq takes the matter to the United Nations. Delegates of various countries at the meeting. The United Nations headquarters in New York, United states.

Date: 1951, December 24
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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