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Other titles:THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE GULF, 1990-1991 [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: General views in and around the Base Camp at Silopi, Turkey, during Operation Haven.
Description: I. Scenes from Sea King helicopter of 846 Squadron (Fleet Air Arm) at Silopi, including interior shots of helicopter, plus aerial views of Silopi Camp and the mountainous border region with Iraq. Royal Marines are deployed in the border region. Aerial and road views of the camp. Members of 45 Commando Royal Marines prepare to advance on Saddam Hussein's Summer Palace in Zakho, Kurdistan, Iraq.
II. Vehicles (Royal Marines and US Army) moving on road near Silopi as they head towards Iraq. Convoy parks up near the village of Zakho, on advance towards one of Saddam Hussein's summer palaces. Officers consult map. Further advance of the British and US convoy.
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.
Technical: labelled "Original".