High ranking Iraqi military officers posing on a reviewing stand in Iraq, 1942
Several cars drive past a traffic policeman, standing under a large umbrella in a circular post at the center of a road, in Baghdad, Iraq. He signals as cars pass. Workers construct new buildings in a housing development. Workers mix mortar that women carry in containers on their heads, to masons working on the buildings. A man drawing water from a river, by means of a "Sanya," a pulley arrangement using self-emptying leather bags (called dalw) hauled by donkeys walking up and down a small hill.
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
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.
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.)
Iraqi military units in Mosul, Iraq. Cavalry troops moving in a formation. Officers leading the cavalry units salute. Soldiers holding guns marching in formation. Cavalry maneuvers during a review by the representatives of the League of Nations on a visit to settle a dispute between Iraq and Turkey.