Thursday, April 18, 2024

Review Coalition Armor vs Iraqi Forces, Iraq 2003-06

McNab, Chris, Coalition Armor vs Iraqi Forces, Iraq 2003-06, Osprey, 2024


 

Coalition Armor vs Iraqi Forces, Iraq 2003-06 is part of Osprey’s versus series of books where they discuss a major confrontation between two weapons systems. Here the focus was much broader covering American and British forces fighting the Iraqi army during the 2003 invasion and then militias and the insurgency afterwards. It’s a mix of technical reviews along with combat stories.

This Day In Iraqi History – Apr 18 ISI Leader Baghdadi and War Minister Masri killed by US and Iraqi forces


 

1919 France and England signed Long-Berenger oil deal France got 20% of Iraqi oil via Turkish

Petroleum Company

(Musings On Iraq review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 17 PM Gaylani asked Nazis for military aid in case of war with UK


 

1916 Battle of Bait Isa Turkish counterattack stopped British advance British suffered

1,600 casualties Ottomans 4-5,000 3rd defeat in British effort to relieve siege at Kut

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 16 Shah of Iran started giving military aid to Barzani to pressure Iraq to give him control over Shatt al-Arab


 

1914 US consul in Baghdad reported rumors spread that all Christians and Jews in city

would be massacred due to start of 2nd Balkans War Rumors started after newspaper asked Mufti and Shiite clergy what was duty of Muslims in war They said to protect Islam and raise money Said Christians were defiling Muslim women in Balkans

Review Coalition Armor vs Iraqi Forces, Iraq 2003-06

McNab, Chris, Coalition Armor vs Iraqi Forces, Iraq 2003-06 , Osprey, 2024   Coalition Armor vs Iraqi Forces, Iraq 20...