Archive for Iraq

US Personality Identification Playing Cards

Posted in Odds & Ends with tags , , , , on January 17, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_StatesThis deck of playing cards, manufactured by the US Flag King Leisure Products Company, dates from the Second Bush-Iraq War in 2003. These cards were developed by the US military in order to facilitate the capture of the Baath Party regime bureaucrats and military leaders. This was critical since being Arabs and all having moustaches they were effectively identical to the US occupation and therefore difficult to capture. This is what is called satirical flourish.

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Mother of All Battles Medal, 1990-1991

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , on April 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Iraq,_1991-2004This medal is from the Saddam Hussein regime and was awarded to all personnel involved in the invasion of Kuwait and the Coalition battles in the year after.

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The Iraq 1945 Victory Medal

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Iraq_(1924–1959)The Victory Medal (Nut al-Nasir): instituted by the Prince Regent ‘Abdu’l Illah, on behalf of King Faisal II, in 1945. Awarded in commemoration of the Allied victories over the Axis powers in 1945.

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Medal of the May 1941 Revolt

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Iraq_(1924–1959)This Iraqi medal was awarded to the troops involved in the overthrow of the pro-Axis Iraqi government in 1941.

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The Iraq War Medal 1939-1945

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Iraq_(1924–1959)This medal was awarded to all members of the Iraqi Levies who served in WW2. In 1940/41 the Iraqis joined the Axis and invited a German mission to enter the country. The British sent a column into Iraq and was able to overthrow the Iraq government and put in place a puppet government which stayed in power until the mid-50’s. The photos below include an early issue example.

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A Birchall Group from Desert Storm

Posted in 1945 + Medals, Family Groups & Singles with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis is a group for the 1st Iraq War with a Kuwaiti Liberation Medal and a Gulf Medal with a bar for 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991. The medal is impressed to 24792731 LCpl A.J.Birchall R. Signals.

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