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Middle East. (1940 - 1949)

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Director: Rodker Fransis

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Popular science film about the importance of Maritime routes in the war of 1939-1945.

The film is a changing successive maps, and drawings, commented the speaker.

Map of the States of the Middle East: Persia(Iran), Iraq, Syria, Palestine, the Arabian Peninsula, Libya, Egypt.

Various ways from the UK and the USA to the USSR and other "hot spots".

Pools of the Pacific ocean, Mediterranean sea, Atlantic ocean, Suez canal, around Africa.

The role of the Middle East, separating Germany from Japan

Scientific popularny film about the importance of Maritime routes in the war of 1939-1945.

The film is a changing successive maps, and drawings, commented the speaker.

Map of the States of the Middle East: Persia(Iran), Iraq, Syria, Palestine, the Arabian Peninsula, Libya, Egypt.

Various ways from the UK and the USA to the USSR and other "hot spots".

Pools of the Pacific ocean, Mediterranean sea, Atlantic ocean, Suez canal, around Africa.

The role of the Middle East, separating Germany from Japan

Diagrams and drawings about the importance of sea communications in world war II, explained by the speaker.

Middle East countries: Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Persia, Arabia - share two enemies of the allies - Germany and Japan.

The Germans and the Italians need oil and rubber, but can't use the Japanese seizure of the commodity areas.

Japan is in need of machinery and metals, but does not have access to the production in the occupied nemcami European countries.

They must remove barriers that prevent them to pool their resources.

For the Germans the way to Japan is through the Caucasus and Persia, or Suez, for Japan the way out West through the coast of India.

While allies retain dominance in the middle East and in the Indian ocean, both sides of the axis remain disconnected.

In addition, there is formed a base for attacks on the enemy

England.

The Germans supply route of troops short.

Supply routes of the allies removed.

Courts have to get around coast of Africa to reach the Middle East.

England and the United States continues to build a base in the middle East,new roads are being laid across Central Africa,the bombers and fighters being delivered to Egypt and Sovetskii Union through Persia.

Allied forces in the middle East hurt the Germans and Italians to attack the Caucasus,will provide the protection of the southern lines of communication with the Soviet Union and the oil sources of Iraq and Persia.

At the right time, these forces will play a role in the offensive against the Nazis.

Strategists in the middle East is part of the overall strategy of the allies

Key words

Syria, Palestine, Libya, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, ocean, sea, channel water transport World War 2 Britain, the Middle East, War World 2, troops, weapons, oil, allies