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.
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.
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 Mossadegh's nationalization of Iran's oil reserves.
Oxen plowing the fields in Iran. Native men threshing grains and removing chaff of grains. An ancient Persian clock tower. A soldier passes by the clock tower.
350 Polish refugees leave Tehran for Palestine at the Tehran railroad station. Train at the platform. People bustle on the platform. People bid farewell to their departing friends and relatives from train windows. Notice boards written in Persian language at the railroad platform. A soldier talks to women sitting in one of the wagons from train windows.