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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Wheat supplied by the British government for the starving Persians is unloaded at Khorramshahr docks.
Description: Local workers loading up the goods trucks. A Royal Engineer writing "Persia" on the side of a truck. The Union Jack flying from the top of the wheat ship. Close-up of the First and Second Mate checking sacks. The Second Mate holding a pencil and piece of paper. They look up to match a load of wheat coming out of the hold. A native working. Wheat coming out of the hold and going over the side of the ship. Wheat swinging in mid-air and being lowered into a barge. Close-up of wheat in the barge. The rope going up again for more sacks. The engine starting off. Workers carrying wheat from the lighter on their backs. Wheat being loaded onto a worker's back. A worker walking up the board to a goods truck. A sergeant of the Royal Engineers and an officer watch. An Indian on guard with a rifle. A worker walking up the plank into the truck. The Royal Engineers sergeant closing the door of the last truck. Goods trucks pull out for Tehran. The wheels of the engine on the move. Close-up of a whistle being blown. Wheat being taken off the lighters and carried into the goods trucks. Workers going up the plank into a truck.