• Short Summary

    Longer version - King Feisal opens oil carrying pipeline.

  • Description

    Kirkuk, Iraq.

    GV. Refinery at Kirkuk. A/S Refinery. SV. Pipe line being laid from Kirkuk to Banias. SV people in Arab dress look on. Pipes being lowered into position. Mechanical welder joining pipes. Pipe lowered by crane. LV. Comet jet aeroplane arriving at Kirkuk airstrip. Officials waiting. SV. Mr. H. S. Gibson (Managing Director of the Iraq Petroleum Company) alighting from Comet plane. SV. More passengers deplaning. SCU.Pan more passengers alighting. LV. Even more passengers alighting. SV. Gibson standing by plane (nearest). LV.SV. Baggage being unloaded from Comet. Information packs handed out. Yet more people get off the plane. Former Prime Minister Nuri Pasha el-Said is amongst the guests. SV King Feisal with Regent Prince Abdul Illah alighting from plane. The King inspects a guard of honour. Crowds look on before ceremony. King Feisal arrives for ceremony. SCU King Feisal and Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Cunningham (Chairman of the Iraq Petroleum Company). King Feisal meets people. The King and the Regent turn a wheel to open the pipeline. Lots of men in Arab dress look on. SCU Regent helps King to turn wheel. CU pressure gauge. CU Prince and King smile as they turn the wheel. People applaud. CU. "No Smoking" in two languages. Interior shots of pumping office.

    Exterior of Inauguration hall. Flags hang down. Sir John Cunningham. King Feisal arrives for luncheon. SV. Pan up from only uncovered section of pipe to filled in bit. GV. Mound of sand covering pipe. LV. Number One well. (2 shots). CU. Number One well, board with information about well. GV. Refinery at Kirkuk.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    44.40
    Media URN:
    27741
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:22:00 / 01:39:07:00
    Canister:
    52/95 (Special)

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