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Polish Refugees travel three years and 3 thousand miles to Iran during World War II.

Many Polish refugees are seen in the final phase of their monumental trek of three years and three thousand miles from Poland, during World War 2. Scene shifts to Poland in 1939, where polish refugees crowd roads carrying their belongings in wooden carts and other conveyances. They are seen at a rest stop where they obtain food. Animated map shows path of refugees fleeing East into the Soviet Union, following the German invasion in August, 1939. The path continues Southeast in 1941, as they flee from the German campaign, Operation Barbarossa, into the Soviet Union. Their journey continues along the west coast of the Caspian Sea, through the Caucasus, to Persia (Iran). Views of refugees arriving at the Persian border, where they are seen near many tents, and being provided with articles of clothing from British and American Red Cross Stations. Refugees donning new shoes and other items. Young girls having their hair styled. Refugees sit at long tables where they receive hot meals. A teacher conducts an outdoor class for Polish refugee children. Closeup of children at their desks. Refugee women are seen tilling soil to plant crops, while fathers and grown sons and daughters leave to join the new armies of the Polish Government in Exile. Views of Polish women, in uniforms marching and of uniformed armed Polish soldiers, as well becoming part of the Allied war against the Axis powers. Polish refugees at an outdoor shrine, offering prayers for the safety of their members in the military. New polish refugee arrivals at the Persian border being greeted by others, many of whom are family members.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Polish refugees receive Red Cross aid as they reach Iran during World War II.

Polish refugees in Iran during World War II. The refugees walking in an area. People with their personal belongings loaded on carts walk on a street in Poland in 1939. They line up for food. A map locates the route traveled by the refugees. They reach Iran. They receive Red Cross aid. People receive clothes and shoes. They establish a village. People eat food. Children study in schools. Men and women work. They join and serve the U.S. Army.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
An oil refinery and pipes to transport oil to ships in Iran.

British oil fields in Iran. Air view of an oil refinery. Oil wells. Barren mountain country of Iran. Oil trucks drive on roads cut in mountains. An oil well tower. Machinery being handled by hands. Oil wells and mountains. Large pipes between mountains for piping oil to coast. Oil being pumped in ships. Several ships at a harbor.

Date: 1939
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A man addresses a large gathering in Iran.

A mass gathering in Iran. A large crowd gathered in front of a building. People on the roof of the building. A man addresses the gathering. People applaud. The flag of Iran flutters in breeze.

Date: 1939
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A man addresses a huge gathering and people demonstrate in Iran.

Demonstrations in Iran. People aboard vehicles. People in the streets. A crowd with sticks in a market place. A man removes a hoarding from a shop. Flags hanging from a rooftop. A man addresses a huge gathering. The Iranian flag is waved. People on vehicles in the streets.

Date: 1939
Duration: 1 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A British ship underway in sea off the coast of Iran.

A British ship off the coast of Iran. The ship underway in sea. British flag on the ship. A man on the deck of the ship. A small boat near the ship.

Date: 1939
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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