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Animated description: crossing of Shumran bend by British forces in Iraq during first World War

Animated description of Mesopotamia Campaign by British battalion in Iraq during World War I. The position of Turk and British forces near Tigris. Pointers show the guarded positions of Turks. The pontoon positions of British forces to build bridge, British forces advancement into river and movement of Turk guard and support forces and the movement of British and Ottoman Empire forces. It shows the British forces cross the river. Pointer shows the position of British and Turks at bend. The movement of 7th and 51st British Division and capture of Baghdad in World War 1. Advance movements of British and defeat of Turk forces. Text shows advantage of Mesopotamia campaign.

Date: 1917, February 23
Duration: 6 min 43 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
 
 
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
 
 
Date Culture depicting Sayer variety dates being transported in Iraq.

Date Culture in Iraq by the United States Department of Agriculture. Local man climbing palm tree to get the ripe Sayer variety of dates from the palms in Mesopotamia, Iraq. Dates purchased from the natives are transported from the gardens by boat.

Date: 1929
Duration: 2 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States MAAG and military mission in Basra, Iraq.

United States MAAG (Military Assistance Advisory Group)and military mission in Basra, Iraq. Equipment being unloaded from freight by Iraqi workers on Basra dock, Iraq. Iraqi officers and American ordnance officer check arrival of military assistance equipment. Crate with sign reading 'From USA for Mutual Defense'.

Date: 1956, June 7
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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