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    Material relating to newsreel story "New Oil Wealth for Iraq" - 52/7

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    Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "New Oil Wealth for Iraq" 52/7.

    Lots of extra material on top of that used in the Newsreel Story.

    Near Basra, Iraq.

    LV. Interior Mr H. S. Gibson CBE, Managing Director of Iraq and Basra Petroleum Co. speaking (mute) at inauguration luncheon held in No. 4. shed at the depot. SCU. Mr. Gibson speaking. Also there is the American Ambassador, Ed S Crocker, and Jamil Bey Al Madfa'ie. Guests applauding. The Prime Minister of Iraq, Nuri Pasha el-Said gets to his feet to speak. The PM speaks (mute). Various shots of those listening.

    Various shots of buildings and palm trees.

    Dignitaries on board French Oil tanker 'President Mary' in docks at Fao. Pipeline and quay. Storage tanks for oil. Warning sign about explosions. Shots of men inspecting pumping equipment.

    Shots of King Faisal II, and his uncle, Abdul, Illah, Prince Regent at football match. They arrive and are seated in comfy armchairs (outside). The players run out on to the dry pitch. Various shots of the game being played. Various shots of members of the crowd.

    Various visitors to the oil installation come off a plane. They are greeted and walk away.

    Shots of two Arab men walking their donkey alongside the desert pipeline.

    Two men carry trays of food on their head.

    Shots of Mr Gibson speaking (diff angle). Presentation of gifts to Iraqi PM and other guests.

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    Selected originals
    British Pathé
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    4K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:44:00 / 01:41:56:00
    52/7 H (Selected Originals)

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