Lend lease activities at an air field in Persian Gulf. A plane flies over an Anglo Iranian oil refinery serving Allied planes. Containers containing disassembled air crafts unloaded and aircrafts assembled. Russian pilots onboard from a plane. Brigadier General Macmillan with a Russian General. Mechanics work on planes. A P-40 takes off for Tehran and then to Russia.
Iraqi and British officials at an event involving visitors at a facility of the Iraq Petroleum Company, following World War 2. Officials emerge from a warehouse building. One official wears sunglasses and holds a tobacco pipe. British officials accompanied by wives, walk along a boardwalk to a gangplank, where they climb aboard a ship. Change of scene shows a. street scene at a bridge where several street vendors display their wares. City buildings across the bridge, in background. A man wearing keffiyeh walks past. Camera moves to the wellhead inside an oil drilling rig, where Iraqi "roughnecks" are working with Byron Jackson Company oil drilling equipment. They insert a new section of pipe and proceed with drilling. Views up and down of the drill rig in operation. Views of other areas at the petroleum complex. Two huge pipes lying parallel. A worker climbs stairs of oil tank no. 235. Technicians work on large pieces of piping. View of a ship docked near the facility, on the Shat Al-Arab. At this point, the scene switches completely to the Persian Gulf City of Dubai and a waterfront scene dominated by Ali Bin Abi Talib mosque. (This is number 3, of three mosques by that name in the area, and is located on the creek in the old Bur Dubai part of the city.)
Shah of Iran Reza Pahlavi and his wife, Queen Fawzia, and an entourage of Iranian officers, inspect United States military installations in Tehran. United States Military officials greet the royal couple. Major General Donald H. Connolly (wearing glasses), Commander of the U.S. Army Persian Gulf Command steps forward to greet the Royal couple. Shoulder patch of the Persian Gulf Command (a scimitar and 7-pointed star) is seen on his uniform. General Connally salutes and removes his cap, as he takes the hand of Queen Fawzia. He introduces a Brigadier General to the Royal couple and then all proceed down a path. Large radio antennas are seen dimly in the background. The Shah and Empress emerge from the broadcast facilities of the American Expeditionary Station Tehran, and General Connolly helps Queen Fawzia into a U.S. jeep. An American soldier driver gets into the jeep. The Shah, Queen, and party are escorted by the American officers along a path to the "Service Club", as American soldiers stand to the side. They are seen later, coming out of the Service Club. The party poses for photographs.
Television discussion about United States- Latin American relations in United States. Frank Carlucci, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, answers the questions of the people regarding this topic. Maria C Siccardi presents the show. A question is asked from Caracas regarding the United States presence in Persian Gulf. Discussion about peace and petroleum in the place resulting in more confrontations, U.S. ships and tankers in the Gulf, increase in the U.S. Naval presence in Gulf for protection of U.S. vessels. Carlucci talks about efforts to bring about a cease fire by the U.S. in Iraq-Iran conflict.
Liberty ships on the waterway of the Persian Gulf. Heavy trailer trucks being unloaded from liberty ships. U.S. tank being unloaded. Native men loading the supplies onto trucks. Russian men and American men checking the supplies. Natives unloading supplies on loading platform.
Peaceful scene of harbor at Kuwait on Persian Gulf, under British administration, in 1942. Several small sailboats are in the water near a wharf. The sun is shining and weather is apparently pleasant, judging by the way people are dressed (all in western garb). A cabin cruiser is docked and several men stand near it conversing. A man, woman, and child stroll along the wharf. Scene shifts to the Brazilian Freighter, SS Ozorio (aka OSORIO) entering the harbor. Camera focuses on the Ozorio, underway. (Note: On June 8, 1941, The SS Ozorio, picked up survivors from the Robin Moor, first U.S. ship to go down in World War II. Later, the Ozorio, herself, was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine, on September 27, 1942.)