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Iraq Collection

Background imageIraq Collection: Royal Scots Dragoon Guards & Gulf War Tank

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards & Gulf War Tank
A charge by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiners & Greys) and a Commanding Officers Tank of the same regiment in action during the First Gulf War in Iraq. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageIraq Collection: Hanging Gardens Babylon

Hanging Gardens Babylon
Allegedly built by Nebushadnezzar II for his wife Amyitis, who missed her homeland, Iraq. They were grown on terraces & used water from the Euphrates River

Background imageIraq Collection: Babylons lion. Lion decorated the Processional Wal (Ishtar

Babylons lion. Lion decorated the Processional Wal (Ishtar Gate). 575 BC. Pergamon Museum. Museum Island. Berlin. Germany

Background imageIraq Collection: HMS Sedgefly, river gunboat, Mesopotamia, WW1

HMS Sedgefly, river gunboat, Mesopotamia, WW1
HMS Sedgefly, a British river Fly-class gunboat, on the River Tigris in Mesopotamia during the First World War. Date: circa 1916-1918

Background imageIraq Collection: Iraq - Tomb of Husayn Ibn Ali at Karbala

Iraq - Tomb of Husayn Ibn Ali at Karbala
Karbala (Karbala al-Muqaddasah) in Iraq - the Tomb/Shrine of Husayn ibn Ali - a holy site of Shiah Islam. It stands on the site of the grave of Husayn ibn Ali, the second grandson of Muhammad

Background imageIraq Collection: The Maidan (Square) at Kirkuk, Iraq

The Maidan (Square) at Kirkuk, Iraq. Kirkuk is the purported site of the tomb of the prophet Daniel. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIraq Collection: Irish soldier in a trench, Mesopotamia, WW1

Irish soldier in a trench, Mesopotamia, WW1
A soldier with the Royal Irish Fusiliers (Faugh-a-Ballagh) in a trench in Mesopotamia (now Iraq), teases a Turkish sniper by raising a pith helmet on his rifle during the First World War

Background imageIraq Collection: Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)

Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)
Emir Faisal (1883-1933) at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia) during the First World War. He later became Faisal I of Iraq. He directed the Arab revolt against the Ottomans in 1916

Background imageIraq Collection: Hanging Gardens / Babylon

Hanging Gardens / Babylon
Allegedly built by Nebushadnezzar II for his wife Amyitis, who missed her homeland, Iraq. They were grown on terraces & used water from the Euphrates River

Background imageIraq Collection: Two biplanes with resting crew, Iraq

Two biplanes with resting crew, Iraq
Two biplanes in the desert with their crew resting and drinking, somewhere in Iraq

Background imageIraq Collection: Two biplanes with ground support vehicles, Iraq

Two biplanes with ground support vehicles, Iraq
Two biplanes with ground support vehicles in the desert, somewhere in Iraq

Background imageIraq Collection: BP employee opening the flow valves

BP employee opening the flow valves
A British Petroleum employee opens the flow valves of an oil plant in the Middle East (likely to have been in Iraq or Iran)

Background imageIraq Collection: The Arch of Ctesiphon - Iraq

The Arch of Ctesiphon - Iraq
The gigantic vaulted hall (the Taq Kisra) at Ctesiphon, an ancient Parthian city located southeast of modern Baghdad. It is traditionally recognised as the palace of Khosrow I

Background imageIraq Collection: Bell Picnics in Iraq

Bell Picnics in Iraq
GERTRUDE M L BELL English traveller picnicking with King Faisal of Iraq, (seated, second right) in 1922

Background imageIraq Collection: Brit. Troops Moved by Air

Brit. Troops Moved by Air
British Sikh forces of occupation moved by air to crush the Kurdish insurrection

Background imageIraq Collection: WW2 - A Kurdish Company of the Iraq Levies

WW2 - A Kurdish Company of the Iraq Levies: these local men who accompanied the British forces and collaborated with them in their attack on Rashid Alis troops at Habanniya Aerodrome

Background imageIraq Collection: Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cu

Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cuneiform. Clay. Describes the conquest of Babylon in 539 BC and the capture of King Nabonidus by Cyrus the Great

Background imageIraq Collection: ILN cover - Kuwait and its ruler, 1961

ILN cover - Kuwait and its ruler, 1961
Front cover of The Illustrated London News featuring the ruler of Kuwait, H. H. Sheikh Sir Abdullah As-Salim As-Sabah with telegrams of support from Kuwaiti citizens

Background imageIraq Collection: Standard of Ur Babylonian art

Standard of Ur Babylonian art
The Standard of Ur. 2600 -2400 BC. Peace panel. Babylonian art. Mosaic. UNITED KINGDOM. ENGLAND. London. The British Museum. Proc: IRAQ. Ur

Background imageIraq Collection: Mesopotamia. Clay Tablet. Pictographs drawn. Iraq. Late Preh

Mesopotamia. Clay Tablet. Pictographs drawn. Iraq. Late Preh
Mesopotamia. Clay Tablet. Pictographs drawn. Early writing tablet recording the allocation of beer. Iraq. Late Prehistoric period. 3100-3000BC. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageIraq Collection: Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo

Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo
Mesopotamia. Neo-Sumerian. Ruler Gudea of state of Lagash. Diorita statue. From Girsu (modern Telloh). Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneiform inscription. Detail. Museum of Louvre. Paris. France

Background imageIraq Collection: King Faisal I of Iraq

King Faisal I of Iraq
King Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashimi (Faisal I) of Iraq (1885-1933)

Background imageIraq Collection: Handley Page Halifax VI RG815 Mercury of the RAF

Handley Page Halifax VI RG815 Mercury of the RAF
Handley Page Halifax VI, RG815, Mercury of the RAF Empire Radio School, Debden, prior to its 25, 000-mile tour of Palestine, Iraq, India, Burma, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand in 1946

Background imageIraq Collection: The Standard of Ur. 2600 -2400 BC. War panel

The Standard of Ur. 2600 -2400 BC. War panel. Babylonian art. Mosaic. UNITED KINGDOM. London. The British Museum. Proc: IRAQ. Ur

Background imageIraq Collection: Turriff-Burden advertisement - Iraq oil pipelines

Turriff-Burden advertisement - Iraq oil pipelines
Advertisement for Turriff-Burden Ltd of Brentford, UK, who supplied 315 miles of pipeline for the Iraq Petroleum Company in the 1960s. Date: 1961

Background imageIraq Collection: Shrine of Husayn ibn Ali - Karbala

Shrine of Husayn ibn Ali - Karbala
Karbala (Karbala al-Muqaddasah) in Iraq - the Tomb/Shrine of Husayn ibn Ali - a holy site of Shiah Islam. It stands on the site of the grave of Husayn ibn Ali, the second grandson of Muhammad

Background imageIraq Collection: Tours to Mesopotamia (Iraq) with Thomas Cook & Son

Tours to Mesopotamia (Iraq) with Thomas Cook & Son
Cover illustration for Tours to Mesopotamia (Iraq) under the management of Thomas Cook & Son Ltd, showing a group of three men brewing mint tea in a Middle Eastern street scene

Background imageIraq Collection: Gertrude Bell: The Uncrowned Queen of Mesopotamia

Gertrude Bell: The Uncrowned Queen of Mesopotamia
Miss Gertrude Bell pictured in the Illustrated London News - described as a Staff Political Officer in Mesopotamia (Iraq) on the eve of the Cairo Conference to discuss the future of Mesopotamia

Background imageIraq Collection: American Mission Hospital, Basra, Iraq, WW1

American Mission Hospital, Basra, Iraq, WW1
American Mission Hospital, Basra, Iraq, during the First World War. circa 1916

Background imageIraq Collection: Sheik Ajil al-Yawer of Shammar

Sheik Ajil al-Yawer of Shammar, head of a large Bedouin Arab tribe in Iraq. Date: circa 1920

Background imageIraq Collection: Gertrude Bell on Horseback - Baghdad, Iraq

Gertrude Bell on Horseback - Baghdad, Iraq

Background imageIraq Collection: Bridge over the River Khasa at Kirkuk, Iraq

Bridge over the River Khasa at Kirkuk, Iraq Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIraq Collection: Tigris River, Iraq - The Tomb of the Prophet Ezra

Tigris River, Iraq - The Tomb of the Prophet Ezra at Al-ʻ Uzair. The present buildings (depicted here), which unusually comprise a joint Muslim and Jewish shrine

Background imageIraq Collection: The Cairo Conference

The Cairo Conference
The Conference at Cairo to discuss Mesopotamia (Iraq) in 1921 attended by Winston Churchill, King Faisal of Iraq, Sir Percy Cox, Gertrude Bell

Background imageIraq Collection: The Maidan at Kirkuk, Iraq

The Maidan at Kirkuk, Iraq
The Maidan (town square or meeting place) at Kirkuk, Iraq Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIraq Collection: British troops on the way to Baghdad, Mesopotamia, WW1

British troops on the way to Baghdad, Mesopotamia, WW1
British troops by the Tigris, Mesopotamia (now Iraq), on the way to Baghdad during the First World War. Date: 1916

Background imageIraq Collection: Narrow street in Kut Al Amara, Mesopotamia, WW1

Narrow street in Kut Al Amara, Mesopotamia, WW1
A narrow street in Kut Al Amara, Mesopotamia (now Iraq), during the First World War. Date: circa 1915-1918

Background imageIraq Collection: Crashed biplane with crew resting in the desert, Iraq

Crashed biplane with crew resting in the desert, Iraq
A crashed biplane in the desert with resting crew, somewhere in Iraq

Background imageIraq Collection: Biplane with crew and arabs in the desert, Iraq

Biplane with crew and arabs in the desert, Iraq
A biplane in the desert with crew and arabs, somewhere in Iraq

Background imageIraq Collection: View of a fully armed train, Iraq

View of a fully armed train, Iraq
View of a fully armed train with the number 29 painted on its side, on a railway track somewhere in Iraq. Date: circa 1920

Background imageIraq Collection: British soldiers walking past a train, Iraq

British soldiers walking past a train, Iraq
Three British soldiers walking past a train, somewhere in Iraq

Background imageIraq Collection: Jude the Apostle

Jude the Apostle
SAINT JUDE THE APOSTLE (also known as Thaddeus): he spread the Good Word in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) but when he went to Persia he was put to death

Background imageIraq Collection: Lady tulip, Tulipa clusiana

Lady tulip, Tulipa clusiana. Silkscreen botanical illustration by Elsie Katherine Dykes from William R. Dykes Notes on Tulip Species, Herbert Jenkins Ltd. London, 1930

Background imageIraq Collection: Iraq-Kuwait tensions 1961

Iraq-Kuwait tensions 1961
Page from The Illustrated London News with an article written by Cyril Falls on the tensions in Kuwait arising over Iraqi claims to sovereignty over the oil-rich state

Background imageIraq Collection: Iraq threat to Kuwait, 1961

Iraq threat to Kuwait, 1961
Page from The Illustrated London News, 8 July 1961 reporting on the tensions in Kuwait after the Iraqi leader General Kassem had claimed Kuwait should be part of Iraq

Background imageIraq Collection: Gertrude Bells Aeroplane

Gertrude Bells Aeroplane & Arrival

Background imageIraq Collection: British troops in action against Turks near Kirkuk, WW1

British troops in action against Turks near Kirkuk, WW1
British troops of the 7th North Staffordshire Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade, 13th Division, in action against the Turks at an outpost near Kirkuk, Mesopotamia (now Iraq) during the First World War

Background imageIraq Collection: Two biplanes in the desert, Iraq

Two biplanes in the desert, Iraq
Two biplanes side by side in the desert, somewhere in Iraq



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