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Title:TURKISH MILITARY MISSION; SUPPLIES TO RUSSIA PART III TEHRAN-GOHM; DEIR EZ ZOR SPRING FAIR [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 215/6
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Various operations in Egypt, Iran and Syria.
Description: April 1942. Turkish Military Mission in the grounds of General Auchinleck's home in Cairo. The members are General Sefik Cakmak, Chief of Air Staff; Lieutenant-Colonel Pahsin Yazici, Major Calal Alcoc, Captain Talat Birigen and Captain Emin Diravan, tank officers. The British officer in attendance is Air Commander George, RAF.
May 1942. Brigadier Sir Godfrey Rhodes, Director of Transportation, Iran, with Persian and Russian colleagues. Car carrying Japanese diplomat leaving Japanese embassy on morning of rupture of Japanese-Iranian relations. Locomotives at the head of the supply train with Krupp-built Persian engine heading an Indian troop train. CQMS Clover handing the instructions to start to Sapper Salkeld, the driver. The supply train travelling through Iran.
13th May 1942. British and French troops at saluting base at Fair. Camel Corps on the move. Colonel Jago (Area Commandant), General Collett and Colonel Brosset (French Area Commandant) taking the salute. British band marching through streets. Procession with decorated cars. Camels at Arab market. Main bridge of the Euphrates. Demonstration by boys with cymbals and boy acrobats. March past of local boy scouts. French cavalry. Horse racing and jumping at Fair.