Iraq Petroleum Company opens new oil field in Desert near Basra.
GV Canal scene in Basra and Mosque in background. SV Small yacht on canal. LV Street scene in Basra. SV Arabs smoking hubble bubble pipe. CU Man smoking hubble bubble. LV Donkeys drawing water from desert well drilling rig in background. LV Looking through construction of well donkeys pulling at ropes. LV Bags of water being dragged from well by donkeys. SV Water being emptied into well for irrigating.
LV of oil drilling station. SV The Prime Minister of Iraq, Nuri Pasha el-Said and Mr H. S. Gibson CBE, Managing Director of Iraq and Basra Petroleum Co. walking. GV crowd gathered for the ceremony to turn on the well, they stand in front of the pump house. CU P.M. turning large wheel. AS Looking up at rig.
Top view of drilling rig turning, VIPs gathered to watch. MV various dignitaries receive explanation of working of machine, pan to CU of drilling bit turning. CU of two Arab men in traditional costume. Various shots of the rig working. Shots of men working on rig. CU cutter being raised out of hole. New lengths are added to the drill. Good shots of a desert oil well at work.
LV of oil pipeline stretching across desert from Zubair in Iraq. CU pipe. Shots of the docks at the port of Fao on the Persian Gulf. CU pipes. LV VIPs gathered on deck of tanker. SV Notice: No Smoking beyond this point. CU Arab men sit down for feast. Various traditional foods are brought to the table.
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(Baynes Uncut Neg - Reel 1. - Tin 1"A") (Baynes Uncut Neg - Reel 2. - Tin 2"G") (Baynes Uncut Neg - Reel 3. Tin 2"H") Lav. of Long Cut Iraqi "Special Tin" 3 "I" Dupe Neg and Neg Track of English Iraq Special Dupe Neg and Neg Track of Arabic Iraq Special Dupe Neg used in Issue 52/7.