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Title:MESOPOTAMIA - BABYLON AND BAGHDAD [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 66
Summary: The ruins of Babylon and the town of Baghdad under British occupation, 1918 (?).
Description: The ruins of Babylon, concentrating on the Temple of E'Sagilo and the basalt lion statue, including some close-up views of relief carvings and mouldings. This is followed by a panorama of Baghdad, from the River Tigris inland, taken from a high point, probably the Tower of Seria. Local inhabitants load mules with grain and lead them out of the city. The film ends with British gunners repairing a captured Turkish gun, probably an anti-aircraft gun of an obsolete design.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 613 ft; Running time: 11 mins
Notes: Title: the title as originally given on the shotsheet for this film was, as with a number of similar films, simply MESOPOTAMIA.
Summary: see also IWM 60, IWM 75 and IWM 81.
Remarks: of considerable historical interest.
Series continuity: there is no film held as IWM 67.