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Preparing for war, 1991

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 19, 2021

Wayne J. Begasse ©Stars and Stripes
Saudi Arabia, January, 1991: As the United Nations worked to prevent a war in the wake of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait five months earlier, U.S.-led coalition forces prepared for the conflict that did erupt a few days later. Here, a British Warrior infantry fighting vehicle from the 7th Armoured Brigade (The "Desert Rats" of World War II's North Africa campaign) is illuminated by a flare during a night live-fire training exercise in the Saudi desert.

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