Flashback, March 2003 – AS90 Guns, Basra

The J (Sidi Rezegh) Battery officially formed up on 4th April 1805 as The Troop Madras Horse Artillery, but the battery can trace its origins back to 1756 as the Madres Galloper Guns. In 1941, during one of Rommel’s 8th Afrika Korps Panzer advances, the battery were hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned, but the Germans were … Read more Flashback, March 2003 – AS90 Guns, Basra

Flashback, Summer 2005: Basra

A poster for the anti-British Muqtadar al Sadr on the streets of Basra summer 2005. Image: Private collection)

Along with Ali al-Sistani and Ammar al-Hakim of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Muqtadar al Sadr is considered one of the most influential religious and political figures in the country, despite not holding any official title in the Iraqi government. He is the leader of a political party, the Sadrist Movement. On 18th February … Read more Flashback, Summer 2005: Basra