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Gulf War: Volume 1 - Operation Desert Storm

Public Domain Stock Footage Gulf War: Volume 1 - Operation Desert Storm

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keywords: gulf war, liberation of kuwait, mother of all battles, operation desert storm

Synopsis: Armed with a UN Mandate, the United States and 30 other Coalition Nations move to force Iraqi Forces out of Kuwait...(read more)

  • Date: 1990-1991
  • Duration: 00:28:11
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Color
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq

Gulf War: Volume 1 - Operation Desert Storm

Gulf War - Volume 1: Operation Desert Storm

Unedited Footage of the Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of approximately 30 nation led by the United States and mandated by the United Nations in order to liberate Kuwait. The conflict is known by numerous alternative names that reflect the historical, political, and journalistic views of different groups and regions. These include Persian Gulf War, 1990 Gulf War, First Gulf War, Liberation of Kuwait, Mother of Battles, and Desert Storm.

On February 24, 1991 Dick Cheney, United States Secretary of Defense, and General Colin Powell announces to the press the beginning of the ground war to drive the Iraqi Army out of Kuwait.

B-52 bombers, F-117A Nighthawk Aircraft, and ship launched cruse missiles used in the air attack against Iraq. B-52’s being loaded with bombs, the launch of several cruise missiles from a US ship, and F-117A planes taking off. Gun camera footage of missiles and bombs striking Iraqi targets.

An unidentified US Army Specialist explaining the course of battle and current situation to an unidentified US Army Colonel. Intercut are scenes of destroyed Iraqi T-55 and T-62 main battle tanks, armored personnel carriers, trucks, artillery pieces, and Kuwaiti civilian vehicles, personal equipment, and looted goods discarded on the ground. Aerial view of moving tanks, mine clearing operation, and more scenes of destruction. US Army soldiers firing a 155 mm howitzer.

Apache helicopter camera footage of missile strikes, 4-second clip of Apache helicopters in flight, ground and aerial views of damaged and destroyed Iraqi military equipment. Tanks and armored personnel carriers of the coalition forces moving across the desert. US Forces dealing with Iraqi enemy prisoners of war (EPW) Shows Iraqi soldiers using white flags to surrender. More footage of tanks traveling across the desert.