Bagdad (aka Baghdad), Iraq.
Title: "Great Floods in Bagdad. City saved by thousands of Coolies working unceasingly night and day, building up the Banks of River Tigris".
M/S of a band of men in robes carrying shovels, pick axes and sacks; they walk along a dusty track past palm trees. Panning L/S of a desert town with large flat roofed buildings and more palm trees, in the foreground the workmen appear to be digging next to a river. Various shots of men working on the riverbanks, some men carry sandbags across a wooden makeshift bridge over the river. M/S of some of the men digging in the mud. More shots of the work on the river.
Intertitle: "King Feisal had to evacuate his Palace - and tons of stores had to be carried across the River in native boats".
M/S of men working on the river banks; they stand in wooden canoes and unload cases of provisions. M/S of men unloading large crates from the wooden canoes.