It’s turmoil in Iraq at the moment. But it is interesting to take a peek at the country before Saddam Hussein came to power. The videos posted below include footage of King Feisal, construction of oil fields in Iraq and more.
BAGHDAD AND BEYOND (1932)
Life in Iraq at around 1932, including footage of the Iraqi army.
A ROYAL WELCOME (1933)
Life in Baghdad during the 1940s.
BOY KING OF IRAQ (1941)
Video showing six year old King Feisal II.
NEW OIL WEALTH FOR IRAQ (1952)
AGELESS IRAQ – PARTS ONE AND TWO (1954)
KING FEISAL ENTHRONED (1953)
IRAQ BOMBSHELL (1958)
Revolution in Iraq sweeps away King Feisal and his Prime Minister.
BRITISH TROOPS DEFEND KUWAIT (1961)
REVOLT IN IRAQ (1963)
For more videos, go to the YouTube channel or website of British Pathé.