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Document Details


Title: Sir Peter de la Billiere
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Public Broadcasting Service. Frontline
Collection: Gulf War Oral History
Description: General Sir Peter de la Billiere (Senior British Commander) Q: What do you say to those people who say 'they didn't finish the job---five years later, Saddam Hussein is still there'? de la Billiere: Well, I don't think we would have got him. We could have gone up to Baghdad and I could have had my tanks in Baghdad or Rupert Smith's tanks, in Baghdad within 24 hours…
URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/billiere/1.html
Original Language: English
Speaker: de la Billiere, Sir Peter, 1934-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1934
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England; United Nations
Historical events discussed: Persian Gulf War, 1991
Locations discussed: Asia; Iraq; Kuwait; North America; Saudi Arabia; Southwest Asia; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England; Command of troops; Iraq; Kuwait; Military occupation; Military service, Voluntary; North America; Oral history; Persian Gulf War, 1991; Saudi Arabia; Southwest Asia; United Nations; United States; United States--Military history
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0028785-31728