Iraq vet bring back (Desert Storm) Saddam Hussein era Flag

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Iraq vet bring back (Desert Storm) Saddam Hussein era Flag

Postby Dave_Holden » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:20 pm

Here is a nice used battle flag from the Saddam era in Iraq - 100% vet bring back from the Desert Storm operation in 1991. This style of flag was used by the Iraqi government between 1963 and 1991. The design was modified by order of Saddam Hussein in January 1991 to add the words Allahu akbar, meaning "Godis great" in Arabic.

This flag measures 1800mm X 800mm, is complete with the rope lanyard and toggle. Tied to the toggle are small cotton strips, these are remnants of the Iraqi soldiers childrens clothes, tied there for good luck - extremely rare to find these still tied and certainly original to this flag.

Its well stained which looks like engine oil and a red lubricant - but no smell, probably washed by the vet that brought it back.
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Re: Iraq vet bring back (Desert Storm) Saddam Hussein era Flag

Postby The Devils Bank » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:59 pm

Some thing you don't often see Dave and very nice too.

Good to see more unseen stuff from a different era on the forum :thumbsup:

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Re: Iraq vet bring back (Desert Storm) Saddam Hussein era Flag

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:06 am

Flags are a great genre of collecting and this one is a great example of that. A real piece of history that will continue to grow in significance and value well into the future. Great item Dave. Regards Mark

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Re: Iraq vet bring back (Desert Storm) Saddam Hussein era Flag

Postby Andyb » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:13 am

Totally agree with the above comments :thumbsup: :thumbsup: , great piece of history

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Re: Iraq vet bring back (Desert Storm) Saddam Hussein era Flag

Postby Dave_Holden » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:53 pm

Thanks for your comments chaps - I do know that it is 100% genuine due to the source. It would be great to have a photo of it with the guys who actually obtained it first.

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Re: Iraq vet bring back (Desert Storm) Saddam Hussein era Flag

Postby muckaroon1960 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:01 pm

I like my flags and this is cool especially with the provenance. :thumbsup:

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