The battle to liberate the tiny state of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation was the greatest demonstration of UN solidarity since Korea. It involved hundreds of thousands of men and women from nearly three dozen nations. It was an awe-inspiring display of the incredible accuracy and effectiveness of modern weapon systems, many of which were being used in anger for the first time. This documentary chronicles the events in the Gulf from August 2 1990, when Saddam Hussein's forces first moved into Kuwait, to February 28 1991 when they were unequivocally beaten by a combination of superior firepower and, more importantly, unflinching willpower. The programme traces the early stages of embargo and attempted negotiation through to the month-long Allied air offensive and the final decisive one hundred hour battle on the ground. British air, land and sea forces played a key role throughout the conflict, demonstrating their sheer professionalism and skill which has become so admired around the globe. Using material provided by the British forces, the Pentagon and the pooled news resources of ITN and the BBC, this DVD shows all the sophisticated armoury of the coalition forces from infantry small arms to tanks, minesweepers to aircraft carriers and battleships, missiles and bombs to the most advanced combat aircraft in existence.