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Title:MESOPOTAMIA - INDIAN TROOPS BUILD A RAILWAY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 70
Summary: Short film of Indian sappers laying a railway line, Mesopotamian Front, 1918.
Description: Flatcars carry the rails, sleepers and the troops themselves forward, as they build the line across the desert. The sappers wave and applaud for the camera. For the final shot the camera is mounted on the leading flatcar as it moves forward.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
International Film Service (Production company)
Varges, Ariel L (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Indian Army, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Indian Army, Indian Engineers (regiment/service)
Keywords: engineering, military, Indian: railway building (object name)
transport, Indian military - rail (object name)
Turkey & Mesopotamia (geography)