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This post was originally planned for the 2nd of August but – since I hadn’t yet taken the photos and I was out of the country – I had to be home before I could write it. Around this time last year, I saw my ‘collection’ from 1990/91 and I decided then that I would post it this year: the twentieth anniversary of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.

I was just under sixteen years old when I collected these documents.  We were living in London at the time, my father was doing his research at a London University.  I still remember the day of the invasion.  I woke up hearing the news on the TV, and it was too early in the morning for TV to be on in the first place.   It was the weather and I wondered what was going on…  when my father told me that Kuwait was ‘gone!’ and that ‘we’re praying for her return’.  I didn’t understand how a place could go… Where to? How?

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Always HIGH by you.

Hard to believe it’s been 18 years! 

It was in 1990, August the 2nd almost to the hour, when Iraq invaded Kuwait.  Apart from a few countries, with more greed than sense, the world stood against the invasion.  We were free again seven months later.  A good summary of events is available on the BBC website.  Information on our fight back is available on this link.

I pray Kuwait’s flag is always flying high.  My condolences to all the families of the martyrs.

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