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Other titles:THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE GULF, 1990-1991 [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Iraqi soldiers leave Northern Iraq.
Description: I. Iraqi troops get into lorries. Some are interviewed in very broken English: they are heading for Mosul. They appear relaxed and are still armed; one soldier allows a Marine to inspect his handgun. Lengthy scenes showing the convoy of lorries on the move, transporting over 1000 Iraqi troops out of the north, supervised by US troops and Royal Marines. A6 Intruder aircraft flies overhead.
II. Brigade headquarters at airfield in Sirsenk, shot from a distance.
III. Royal Marines pay an informal visit to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, drinking tea and sharing pitta bread which the Peshmerga are cooking. Inspection of weapons including captured Iraqi grenade launcher. Interview with Lieutenant Mike Nesbitt, attached to the Air Defence troops. Marines talk with two Peshmerga sentries.
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".