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Persian Gulf Iran 1944 stock footage and images

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Liberty ships on the waterway of the Persian Gulf

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.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Shah of Iran Reza Pahlavi and his wife inspect United States military installations in Tehran during World War II

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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Television discussion on WorldNet about the United States presence in Persian Gulf, United States.

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.

Date: 1987
Duration: 6 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British newsreel detailing crude oil extraction and refinement efforts in Persia (present Iran) since the early 20th century

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 nationalization of Iran's oil reserves by Mosaddegh.

Date: 1951
Duration: 1 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Lend-lease aircraft being supplied to USSR by way of Iran in World War II

Film about the shipping of American Lend-Lease aircraft to the Soviet Union, via the " Persian Corridor " during World War 2. It focuses on activities at Abadan Airfield, Iran. U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) Colonel Charles Porter, Commanding Officer of the Allied Abadan military establishment in Iran, stands with a Soviet Colonel, who supervises Soviet work on the field. With them is USAAF Brigadier General Macmillan., who was visiting the base at this time. They pose in front of a P-39 Bell Aircobra airplane displaying a red Soviet Star insignia. Next, ground crews are seen towing aircraft on the field, including a Douglas A-20 Havoc and a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. Mechanics work on several P-40 airplanes on the ramp. A North American Aviation T-6 Texan aircraft is being refueled from a truck .Closeup of ground crewman holding refueling hose over the wing of the T-6. USAAF mechanics conduct post-assembly checks on a North American B-25 Mitchell bomber and tow another one (Serial number 41-3225) from a hangar, to the Soviet side of the field, after completing its inspection. Soviet mechanics are seen checking guns in the rear cockpit of an aircraft. Glimpse of several P-40 aircraft and a T-6 aircraft on a ramp. Soviet and American mechanics working together on the wings of aircraft. Closeup of two working together. As a Soviet soldier watches, an American airman uses a paint brush to change the American white star on an airplane, into the Soviet red star. The two shake hands when the painting is done. Soviet ground crew push a P-40 aircraft into position for starting. A soviet pilot, wearing a seat pack parachute, climbs into the cockpit. Closeup of him as he nods to a ground crewman for engine start. He taxis out and takes off. Several T-6 aircraft on the Soviet side of the field are seen, ready to be flown away. Views of other aircraft being readied for ferrying to Russia. Camera pans over the airfield and the many aircraft parked there.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Native men threshing grains and removing chaff of grains in Iran

Oxen plowing agriculture field in Iran. Native men threshing grains and removing chaff of grains. An ancient Persian stone lookout tower or watch tower. A soldier passes by the watch tower.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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