Videos tagged with IRAQ WAR

Parish Priest recalls a hunger strike in his parish in 2011

Parish Priest recalls a hunger strike in his parish in 2011

Paul Bagott, Vicar of the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer Exmouth Market,talks about his sense of responsibility for the community he serves. In doing so he recalls a hunger strike in his parish that happened in 2011. His supportive phone call to the local mp has a decisive impact on the result of the protest. This story was recorded at the History Shop, a pop-up shop curated by arts charity New Deal of the Mind in August 2011. The History Shop was set up as a place for anyone to drop in, record and share their treasured memories.

Memories of World War Two

Memories of World War Two

Maureen Beer was born in 1940 and although very young at the time she has memories of the Second World War that she shares here. She talks about evacuation, the bomb shelters and losing her Mum's rationing book!

PREPARATIONS FOR THE IRAQ WAR

PREPARATIONS FOR THE IRAQ WAR

The British army were hampered in their preparations for war because the politicians did not want it to be thought that they had made up their minds ahead of a UN Resolution. And when James heard Rumsfeld say "we don't do nation-building" he knew it would all go wrong.

THE BRITISH INVASION OF IRAQ 1991

THE BRITISH INVASION OF IRAQ 1991

Lt Col Tony Troulan was sent into Kuwait to recce the possible retreat routes for the Iraqi army. He went through minefields, was taken prisoner, blew up enemy tanks, and prevented American soldiers from harming POWs. This is part of his story.

THE IRAQ WAR

THE IRAQ WAR

former head of the Army Bomb Squad Tony Troulan talks of crossing swords with Tony Blair over the death of two of his men. The casualties occured just 72 hours into the start of the Iraq war, and Troulan's life was made much more difficult when he heard that Tony Blair had announced that the 2 men had been "executed"