Spoils of War – 1991 Gulf War – ABT 710
Spoils of War takes a unique look at the Gulf War from the perspective of the French Division Daguet.
The Division Daguet was formed in September 1990 in Saudi Arabia after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and was initially formed from the 6th Light Armoured Division. On 24 February 1991, when the ground phase began, the division’s main objective was the As-Salman airfield in Iraq. The Daguet Division and the US 82nd Airborne Division crossed the border and attacked north where the French encountered elements of the Iraqi 45th Infantry Division. At the end of the battle, the French Army controlled the objective. The French soldiers took roughly 2500 prisoners and seized a large number of weapons. Within a month, the division’s specialized teams were assigned to the recovery of the Iraqi hardware and managed to capture more than 35 heavy vehicles and a dozen AA guns of different calibres and artillery pieces
Authors: Jean-Jacques Labrot
Photos: 100s colour photos
Physical: Softcover, 290x210mm, portrait