Iraqi Pipeline Is Opened Ca. 1952Streaming Video - 1952
The British first discovered oil in the Iraqi region (then part of the Ottoman empire) in 1908, and they fought in the region during World War I, helping Iraq to overthrow the Ottomans. Although there was a nationalist movement in Iraq after World War I, the San Remo Conference established Iraq as a British Mandate. The British installed King Faisal I at this time. In 1930 the British granted Iraqi independence and, in return, received exclusive control of oil production in the region. A pipeline was constructed running from Kirkuk to Banias. To this day, Kirkuk remains the center of the Iraqi petroleum industry, and is connected to the Mediterranean by many pipelines.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, 
Copyright Date: ©1952
Characteristics: video file,rda 1 online resource (1 video file (1 min., 11 sec.)) : sound