This film deals with the impact of World War II on the precarious economies of the Middle East. It discusses the instability of pre-war Middle East, methods used by the Allies to avert famine during the war, and the desirability of continuing such measures in peacetime. Focuses on Egypt, its people and their lifestyles. Narrated by Valentine Dyall and Colin Wills.
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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)