Persian Gulf War Photo Gallery | History In A Nutshell

  • Allied Coalition Logo
  • Saddam Hussein, the President of Iraq during the Persian Gulf War
  • President George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the U.S.
  • Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah - Emir of Kuwait
  • King Fahd of Saudi Arabia
  • President George H.W. Bush with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
  • Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Richard “Dick” Cheney, Secretary of Defense under Pres. George H.W. Bush
  • General Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of all Allied Coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War
  • Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries - OPEC Flag
  • Kurds – Many Kurds living in Northern Iraq were openly oppressed by Saddam Hussein’s regime
  • The Republican Guard – Saddam Hussein’s elite soldiers
  • Saddam Hussein openly threatened any OPEC country which continued exceeding its oil production quota.
  • President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt attempted to negotiate with Saddam before the invasion of Kuwait
  • President George H.W. Bush with Mikhail Gorbachev, Premier of the Soviet Union
  • Political Cartoon of Saddam Hussein and his use of poison gas against his own people
  • 1980’s Oil Glut- New sources of oil drove down the prices of oil
  • President Bush meets with American military members during Operation Desert Shield
  • Operation Desert Storm- Massive allied air campaign to destroy Iraq's infrastructure
  • Operation Desert Sabre- The ground invasion to liberate Kuwait
  • The Highway of Death- The aftermath of the Iraqi military’s attempted retreat from Kuwait
  • The Battle of 73 Easting- One of the last great tank battles of the 20th century
  • "Asad Babil" (The Lion of Babylon)- T-72M main battle tank of the Iraqi army
  • BMP-1 Infantry Carrier
  • T-62 Tank
  • Other tanks used by Iraqi army include the Soviet T-55, Chinese Type 59, and Type 69
  • Pamphlet cartoon of Saddam Hussein
  • Uprisings in Iraq immediately following the Persian Gulf War
  • Diagram showing an example of what a tank's CHOBHAM armor looks like on the inside


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