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Other titles:THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE GULF, 1990-1991 [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes at Cukurca refugee camp in Northern Iraq, on the Turkish border.
Description: I. Chinook helicopters drop supplies over Kurdish refugee camp at "Churcooja" (Cukurca). Aerial views of the camp and extensive ground views with refugees.
II. Medical facilities set up by Saglik Bakanligi (Turkish Department of Health) assisted by British and US troops; children are treated inside hospital tents. Further general views of camp, including pipeline for distribution of water to the refugees. Interview with refugee from Dahuk in broken English about conditions at the camp. Distribution of supplies which begin to arrive by lorry.
III. Interviews with Marine Stephen Jennings and Lance Corporal Paul Farthing of 40 Commando about their role at Cukurca (liaison etc). Patrol in the camp: Marines talk with US soldier.
IV. British and US medics in the hospital tents treating children. Interview with British medic and his US colleague about their work treating the sick, dehydration being a major problem. Interview with Marine Billy Lloyd of 40 Commando as he stands guard on hillside; he discusses his experiences in the valley.
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: 35 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".