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Animated description: Battle of Ctesiphon and movement of Turk and British forces in Iraq during World War I.

Animated description: Battle of Ctesiphon in Iraq. Animation shows the position of Turk and British forces near Kut and the movement of British forces to south. Their attacking position to north. Animation of movement of Turk forces to north. (World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1916, December
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A radio transmission tower. Equestrian statue of King Faisal I, in King Faisal Square, Haifa Street

A radio transmission tower and a statue in Baghdad, Iraq. A radio transmission tower outside Baghdad. A transmission headquarters building. A vehicle moves away from the building. Equestrian statue of King Faisal I of Iraq, in King Faisal Square, at the end of Haifa street, Baghdad, Iraq

Date: 1956, June 11
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States Coast Guard patrols the sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia as Operation Desert Storm begins.

Highlights the role of United States Coast Guard in Operation Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia. Tanks and planes take off during early hours of 17th January 1991 to attack Iraq and Operation Desert Storm gets underway. Newspaper headline reads, "WAR! Forces Launch Attack on Iraq" President George H W Bush in his address explains the need and importance of military action against Iraq. United States Coast Guards on board a patrol boat underway at sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. Men send messages on wireless. A man at a gun on board a boat. BM2 Joe Gosh and PS1 Jim Cudney state the preparedness for the war.

Date: 1991, January 17
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various WWI events: German submarine Deutschland leaving US; sinking of SMS Szent Istvan; survivors of Lusitania

Variety of events in World War I years. German merchant submarine Deutschland (a British blockade buster) in 1916 in the United States (then neutral), departing New London, Connecticut on November 21, 1916 headed back to Germany carrying silver bullion. The submarine had just completed repairs following a collision with the tugboat T.A. Scott Jr. when first attempting to leave New London on November 16, 1916. The North German Lloyd Shipping Company submarine Deutschland is seen leaving the dock at New London, Connecticut. The officers on the submarine Deutschland wave. Periscope of submerged submarine is seen slicing through calm water. Sailor on an Italian destroyer blows general quarters call on bugle. Another sailor brings a telescope on deck. Next, crew members fire their deck gun at periscope in the water. Change of scene the shows the destroyer making way, leaving visible wake, astern, as crew members load and fire depth charges from the ship's stern. View of a submarine underwater. Exploding depth charges raise huge columns of water. Underwater view of submarine shows columns of bubbles nearby. View of Austro-Hungarian Battleship SMS Szent Istvan (Saint Stephen), capsizing and rolling after it is torpedoed off the Dalmation Coast of the Adriatic Sea by Italian torpedo boats on June 10, 1918. Survivors being rescued in small boats. View of a merchant vessel at dock and in a harbor. View of survivors of the May 1915 Lusitania disaster, with belongings, arriving in a harbor. Men and women with children posing. Two small girls pose among the group of Lusitania survivors.

Date: 1916
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Willian Jennings Bryan campaigning for Wilson in 1916. President Wilson accepting the nomination in 1916.

Willian Jennings Bryan, campaigning for President Wilson, as a private citizen, in 1916 (after having resigned as Wilson's Secretary of State). He stands in a car decorated with patriotic bunting and an American flag, in front of modest house in a rural area. Bryan is accompanied by several associates. A popular Wilson campaign photograph (coming loose at the top) is attached to the car door . The writing under Wilson's picture is not legible. As Bryan sits down in the car, his wife, Mary, is seen next to him. (She had been blocked from the camera while he stood.) The car drives away. In complete change of scene, a crowd is seen completely filling the lawn and grounds of "Shadow Lawn," President Wilson's Summer White House, at Long Branch, New Jersey. They have come to celebrate his renomination as Democratic candidate for President. Camera pans over the crowd. Next, President Wilson is seen standing on a step in the center of the garden, acknowledging and accepting the nomination.

Date: 1916, June
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
King Faisal II and Premier Nuri as-Said prior to the anti-western revolt in Iraq.

Scenes just prior to the mlitary Coup and mob revolt in Iraq. King Faisal II is seen addressing an assembly of people, prior to the revolt in which His uncle, Crown Prince Ilah was killed by street mobs, and the whereabouts of King Faisal II and Premier Nuri as-Said were unknown. Flashback scenes show them arriving in Jordan on an Iraqi Airways 4-engine turboprop airliner. They are greeted by King Hussein, Faisal's cousin, as they come down the steps of the airplane. A brass band plays as they cross the tarmac. Flags of Iraq and Jordan fly from flagpoles.The two cousin kings, Faisal II and Hussein, sit side by side and watch parade of tanks, armored vehicles and trucks. (Note: both King Faisal II and Premier Nuri as-Said lost their lives in the subsequent revolt.)

Date: 1958
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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