Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC) facilities post World War II
Iraq Date:1945 Duration:3 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.)
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