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Middle East

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Description Using maps and animated diagrams, the importance of the Middle East in Allied world strategy is shown. Austere images and narration inform the viewer of the strategic issues at stake: control of oil production, its role as a wall obstructing supply lines between Japan and Europe, the distance Allied supplies must travel to reach Egypt, Palestine, Iraq and Iran. "The Middle East stands between our enemies. While we hold it our enemies cannot win, and it will become a vital instrument in their defeat."
Creator Great Britain. Ministry of Information
Contributor Grahame Tharp: director
Francis Rodker: animator
Edgar Anstey: producer
Date Issued 1942
Duration 00:07:10
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.K.