Workers on camels transport dates to Persia and Arabian Desert. Arab local lifting water from 'charad' (a native water lift) with the help of a cow. Workers cultivate date garden and cut date offshoots in Basra. Packing offshoots for shipment to the United States Department of Agriculture.
Lend lease activities to Russia via American outposts in Iran and Iraq. Traces routes of American shipments from Basra to other positions in Middle East. A convoy of trucks takes war material under lend lease activities from Basra. An officer checks the papers of the shipment. Freight trains carry shipment. A map traces route of war material shipment from Basra to Tehran. Workers at General Motors assembly plant in Khoremshar, Iran.
Loading packed date boxes on native boat for transportation to steamer and further to New York. One progressive exporting company experiments in adaptation of Arab labor to modern machinery and factory procedures in Basrah, Iraq. View of the Tigris River near Baghdad.
United States MAAG (Military Assistance Advisory Group)and military mission in Basra, Iraq. Equipment being unloaded from freight by Iraqi workers on Basra dock, Iraq. Iraqi officers and American ordnance officer check arrival of military assistance equipment. Crate with sign reading 'From USA for Mutual Defense'.
United States MAAG (Military Assistance Advisory Group) and military mission in Baghdad, Iraq. Aerial view of the city of Basra. MAAG officers and wives at the Alwujah club in Basra. Officers seated with their wives while children emerge from the swimming pool at the club. Off duty Army officers play Tennis at Alwujah club.
Aerial and ground views of destroyed tanks and other Iraqi military vehicles on Highway 80, known as the "Highway of Death" during Operation Desert Storm or the Persian Gulf War. Many charred and smoking vehicles on the road , retreating from Kuwait to Basra, Iraq. Smoke arises from the destroyed tanks. Parts of wrecked tanks and other military vehicles. Aerial view of the wreckage in the desert. Iraqi soldiers in a group waving white flags of surrender. Soldiers seated in a meeting with U.S. General Norman Schwarzkopf. Officers eat food and discuss and then stand and shake hands.