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The Iran-Iraq war

Author: Pierre Razoux; Nicholas Elliott
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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520 From 1980 to 1988, Iran and Iraq fought the longest conventional war of the twentieth century. The tragedies included the slaughter of child soldiers, the use of chemical weapons, the striking of civilian shipping in the Gulf, and the destruction of cities. The Iran-Iraq War offers an unflinching look at a conflict seared into the region's collective memory but little understood in the West. Pierre Razoux shows  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Razoux; Nicholas Elliott
ISBN: 9780674088634 0674088638
OCLC Number: 907204345
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published: La Guerre Iran-Irak, 1980-1988: Premiere guerre du Golfe. Perrin, un department d'Edi8, 2013.
Description: xviii, 640 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Escalation --
Saddam's Qadisiyyah --
How Did It Come to This? --
Did the United States Push Saddam to Attack? --
France Sides with Iraq --
The Arabs Divided --
Israel Banks on Iran and Turkey Benefits from the War --
The "Valmy" Effect --
Stalemate --
The Initiative Changes Sides --
The Mullahs Take Power --
First Victories --
New Mediation --
The Iranians Recapture Their Territory --
Blessed Ramadan Offensive --
Bloody Dawns --
Saddam's Ace in the Hole --
The Lebanese Hostage Crisis --
Money Has No Smell --
Total War --
The Year of the Pilot --
Oil and the War Machine --
The Slaughter of the Child Soldiers --
Deadlock --
The Iran-Contra Affair --
All-Out Offensives --
Iran Changes Strategy --
The Gulf Set Ablaze --
The Halabja Massacre --
The Destruction of Iran Air Flight 655 --
Endgame.
Other Titles: Guerre Iran-Irak, 1980-1988.
Responsibility: Pierre Razoux ; translated by Nicholas Elliott.

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Originally published: La Guerre Iran-Irak, 1980-1988: Premiere guerre du Golfe. Perrin, un department d'Edi8, 2013.  Read more...

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