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Middle East
Date
1942
Main contributor
British Ministry of Information
Summary
Using maps and animated diagrams, the importance of the Middle East in the world strategy of the Allied nations during World War II is shown. Austere images and narration inform the viewer of the strategic issues at stake: control of oil production, the region's role as a wall obstructing supply lines between Japan and Europe, the distance Allied supplies must travel to reach Egypt, Palestine, Iraq and Iran. Narration states "The Middle East stands between our enemies. While we hold it our enemies cannot win, and it will become a vital instrument in their defeat."
Contributors
Grahame Tharp: director; Francis Rodker: animator; Edgar Anstey: producer
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (7 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm