Mired In A Bloody Mess

Mired In A Bloody Mess

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UK Iraq dead

The British formally ended their military presence in Iraq Thursday, turning over their base at Basra, not to the Iraqis, but to American forces. 179 British soldiers died in Iraq.

Family and fellow soldiers describe them: a nice lad, a devoted father of three, engaged to Lucy, a keen footballer, engaged to Helen, and "died trying to do the right thing." For more portraits, go here; for an archive of the British in Iraq, go here

 

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