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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
 
 
United States passes and implements the Lend Lease Act during World War II. War materiel flows to Allies.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressing Congress on January 6, 1941, asking for authority to supply war materiel to Britain and allies. Animated map showing streams of war materiel going to china and to European allies. Views of transport ships, Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft with British roundel on them. A U.S. light tank M2; a large artillery barrel; and sacks of goods, being loaded on a ship. View of U.S. Capitol. Lend Lease Act passed. Animated map shows German forces overrunning Yugoslavia and Greece, and attacking Soviet Union. German troops in small boats crossing river to invade. German tanks and artillery operating on the Eastern front. Civilian men and women digging fortifications. Lend lease war materiel being unloaded in Britain, and at Red Sea port for British in Africa.Trucks carrying supplies over the Burma road to China. Lend lease supplies piled up in Murmansk, Russia, and Iran. "Hammer and Sickle 'em" chalked on a shipment.Stevedores rolling large tires.Hitler speaking. Head of Statue of Liberty. Animated illustrations about effects of Axis victory. U.S. Forces entering Greenland and Iceland, with consent of their governments.

Date: 1941
Duration: 5 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Anglo Soviet occupation of Iran

"British and Russian forces occupy Iran " Anglo Soviet troops loaded in armored troop carriers move on the streets of Tehran as local people look on. Tanks roll out and soldiers and officers of the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom meet each other and shake hands. (World War II period).

Date: 1941
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Russian troops leave Iran in 1945 and street riots in Iran in 1950.

Russian troops leave Iran and street riots in Iran. Russian troops leave Iran in 1945. People walk carrying bouquets. A Russian officer gets into a jeep. People of Iran look at the departure of the Russian troops from the balcony of their buildings. People stand on both sides of a road. Russian Army vehicles move past. Later scenes show street riots in Iran in 1950. People ride horses during the riots.

Date: 1945, June 1
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Russian
 
 
James F. Byrnes urges that Iran be given a chance to speak at UN Security Council meeting regarding Soviet military in Iran

Segment from the United Nations Security Council meeting at Hunter College, New York City, United States, on March 27, 1946. At the time, the Soviet Union, with its troops in Iran, and with interest in the governance and autonomy of Azerbaijan, was pushing to postpone discussion of the appeal by Iran that the action of the Soviet Army in Iran was a threat to international peace and security. American statesman James F. Byrnes, Edward R. Stettinius, Soviet diplomat Andrei Gromyko and representatives of the UN Security Council member countries are seen entering the conference room at Hunter College, New York City. The dignitaries seated at a table. Delegates and spectators present. Gromyko, the Soviet representative to the United Nations, speaks in Russian. Other delegates listen, seated behind. A delegate from China speaks. Several delegates raise their hands with questions. U.S. representative James Byrnes demands that the Iranians be given a chance to be heard. The Soviet delegation stands and exits the talks abruptly. Iranian delegate Hossein Ala', Iran's Ambassador to the United States approaches the table and is seated. The delegates listen as Mr. Hossein Ala addresses the council. Mr. Ala urges the council to take action, saying, "Iran views with grave concern any delay in the consideration by the council of the merits of these disputes. For these reasons, on behalf of my government, I request the council to take up these matters at once and reach, without reference to further negotiations, a solution consistent with the principles of the charter."

Date: 1946, March 27
Duration: 3 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Shah of Iran Mohamad Reza Pahlavi meeting with Prime Minister Hussein Ala in Iran

Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi meeting with Prime Minister Hussein Ala at Saadabad Palace, in northern Tehran, Iran. Large garden by Palace and Elburz mountains in background. The Shah of Iran seats himself in a chair, at a desk. The Prime Minister sits and converses with him. Shah of Iran reads several official documents and annotates one. A paper on the desk is labeled: "US News Report."

Date: 1957
Duration: 3 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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