British and Persian Laborers Prospect for Oil Ca. 1900s

British and Persian Laborers Prospect for Oil Ca. 1900s

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In 1901 English businessman William Knox D'Arcy began prospecting for petroleum in Persia (modern Iran). The founding of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (the forerunner of British Petroleum, or BP) in 1909 marked the beginning of Western dependence on Middle Eastern oil reserves.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , [1900]
Copyright Date: ©1900
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (4 min., 5 sec.))
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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