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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Good being loaded onto Russian ships in Persia (Iran).
Description: 23 June 1942. Stevedores carrying bales of crepe rubber sheets from lorries onto a Russian steamer on the Caspian Sea at Pahlevi, Iran. Soviet mail boat crowded with Russian soldiers. The Captain on board the steamer shouting orders to the stevedores. A large hammer and sickle in relief is mounted on the funnel. Tarpaulin is pulled over the hatches and lashed when loading is complete.
28 June 1942. Bales of rubber being unloaded from a truck onto a Russian ship at Bandar Shah. Red flag flying at the masthead. Supply train. Bales travelling down into the hold of the ship. Female engineer operating winch. Shots from the moving train.
4 Feb. 1942. A fireman fills the engine of a tender on a supply train with water on the Trans-Siberian Railway at Tehran. The engine driver drinks from his water bottle. The train moves off again.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Hopkinson, Peter Richard Gunton1920-06-272007-06-28Hopkinson started him career in the film industry at the age of 16 as a clapper boy at Ealing Studios, then working at Denham Studios. He volunteered for overseas service in 1941and was an AFPU photographer and informant in the "Wartime Filming" interview project. He was sent to Persia initially to make a film about getting supplies through to Russia and made many other films in the Western Desert. He joined the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). His career after the war was mainly filming documentaries and his last documentary was Whickers War, made in 2004. (Production individual)