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Other titles:THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE GULF, 1990-1991 [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Members of 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron in Silopi, Turkey, and scenes in Zakho, Kurdistan, Iraq.
Description: I. Members of 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron arrive in Silopi and disembark; interviews with Sergeant Chris Smith, Corporal Bower, Captain Rob Hall and Major Rob Willsey (Commanding Officer) about their deployment.
II. General views and interior shots of Zakho hospital, Kurdistan, which consists of a tented camp and a compound of low-rise buildings. Local Kurdish people gather at the main gate which is guarded by members of the US Army who allow official vehicles to enter and leave but request the refugees to stay outside and wait for the doctors to come out. Inside the hospital grounds, local worker shovels rubbish aside.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations (Navy) Film and Photographic (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: None
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: Beta-SP
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 30; Running time: 20 mins (ca)
Notes: Summary: Operation Haven (also known as Operation Safe Haven) took place in Turkey and Northern Iraq in the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War. After Saddam Hussein crushed the Kurdish uprising in Northern Iraq, some 450,000 Kurds fled to the mountains of Turkey. The mission of the multinational force involved was to resettle the Kurdish refugees in their own towns and villages, and to offer them protection during the return.