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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.

    Various shots of oil well and rig in desert. Man inspects pumping equipment. GV Canal scene in Basra and Mosque in background. SV Small yacht on canal. LV Street scenes in Basra. LV new houses being built. Women and children working on the buildings. LV Cars passing through main streets in Basra. CU Policeman on point duty. Views of the degassing plant at Zubair.

    LV Prime Minister Nuri Pasha el-Said arriving in front of degassing station for switching on ceremony. CU Large wheel which P.M. will turn. LV Crowd assembled in front of pump house. P.M. is greeted by officials GV Crowds assembled in front of Pump House. SV P.M. Mr. Teysott, Mr. Gibson on platform, as P.M. turns wheel to start pump.

    Various shots of small boats on canal. They appear to be filled with some kind of crop. POV from car Street scenes in Basra. Street scene in Basra. SV Arabs smoking hubble bubble pipe. CU Man smoking hubble bubble. Fruit stall in market. More street scenes.

    Dignitaries on board French Oil tanker 'President Mary' in docks at Fao. Pipeline and quay. Storage tanks for oil. Various shots of oil pipeline. Shots of Arab men working with drilling bit of oil rig. (Good shots of drilling well at work)

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    Selected originals
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:03:00 / 01:24:49:00
    52/7 A (Selected Originals)

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