Dette er en lang stumfilm fra andre verdenskrig. I og for seg kjedelig, men de første 5-10 minuttene inneholder filmsnutter av skip som losser contaniere og kjøretøy i Iranske havner. Jeg tenker det er interessant å se forholdene rundt lossehavnene i denne tidsperioden. Ragnar var der flere ganger med M/S Belnor. This lengthy silent film (which likely was intended to be narrated by whoever presented it) was prepared by the Persian Gulf Command for Allied and Soviet leadership (and features both Russian and English intertities). It shows the PGC's activities in Iran during the Second World War. If you take a good look at this film, you'll get an idea of how vast the Allied supply effort to the Soviets really was — as literally hundreds of millions of dollars of aircraft, tanks, and various supplies are shown being offloaded in Iran and hastily shipped north to the Eastern front. At this time Iran was used as a bridge for Lend-Lease supplies to reach the embattled Soviet Union. At :37, the film starts with an overview of operations at the port of Khorramshahr, Iran on the Persian Gulf. Khorramshahr is an inland port city located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of Abadan. The city extends to the right bank of the Shatt Al Arab waterway near its confluence with the Haffar arm of the Karun river. Here you will see material of every description being unloaded, from trucks to cranes, tanks, aircraft, electric cable, oil drums, cans of ham, Ford tractors, and more. At 11:14 the second Persian port of Bandar Shahpur is shown. At 13:32, trucks are shown being assembled in the field and at 20:18 a marshaling yard is seen. Soviet officers are seen at 22:35 accepting some of these trucks. At 25:19 trucks head north towards the Soviet Union. At 28:00 the enormous supply dump at Khorramshahr is shown. At 34:54, some of the railroad system is shown, with goods moved by modern diesel electric locomotives (most likely built by Baldwin or GE in the USA) at work. Long trains are shown moving with huge loads of supplies destined for the Eastern Front including tanks, trucks, and artillery. At 40:24, American and Russian officers confer. At 43:20, the airplane assembly area is shown and the 82nd Air Depot Group, which assembles planes from crates. At 47:00, an American star on the wing of a P-40 Warhawk aircraft is changed to a Russian one in the field.At 52:00, Russian Army Airmen are shown accepting American aircraft. During World War II, the Soviet Union was actually the second country (after Great Britain) to import the Curtiss P-40 fighter. In all, the USSR received 247 P40C (Tomahawk IIB) and 2,178 P-40E, -K, -L, and -N aircraft from 1941 through 1944, which ranks this type in fourth position (after the P-39, Hurricane, and P-63) among foreign aircraft delivered to the Soviet Union. At 54:46 a P-47 Thunderbolt or "Jug" is shown and a Bell P-39 Aircobra is shown at 56:36. American and Soviet activities in Iran that are shown in the film followed the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran, also known as Anglo-Soviet invasion of Persia. This was the invasion of the Imperial State of Iran during the Second World War by Soviet, British and other Commonwealth armed forces. The invasion lasted from 25 August to 17 September 1941 and was codenamed Operation Countenance. Its purpose was to secure Iranian oil fields and ensure Allied supply lines for the USSR (known as the Persian Corridor) fighting against Axis forces on the Eastern Front. Though Iran was neutral, the Allies considered Reza Shah to be friendly to the Axis powers, deposed him during the subsequent occupation and replaced him with his young son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The Persian Corridor was a supply route through Iran into Soviet Azerbaijan by which British aid and American Lend-Lease supplies were transferred to the Soviet Union during World War II. This supply route originated in the US and UK with ships sailing around the Cape of Good Hope to the Persian Gulf. From there, the materiel transited Iran to the USSR. Other supply routes included the Northern Route across the north Atlantic, and the Pacific route which handled US cargo at Vladivostok and then used the Trans-Siberian Railway across the USSR. This Persian Route became the only viable, all-weather route to be developed to supply Soviet needs. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com