Monday, April 7, 2014

55 Witton

Witton, Birmingham, Villa Park...

Gulf war
opening of M40 extension
but cannot work out the match and the date
mid week game and a balti at Aston Villa

Holte End
Stadium Architecture

end of era of stands to seats

Vic Reeves Bob Mortimer

The 57-mile Oxford to Birmingham M40 extension was opened on January 16, 1991, and cost pounds 300million.
On January 17th, at 2:45 a.m., Baghdad time (6:45 p.m., January 16 - Eastern time), Operation Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm as U.S. and Allied jets conducted a major bombing raid against Iraqi air defenses, communications systems, chemical weapons facilities, tanks and artillery. The air raid on Baghdad was broadcast live to a global audience by CNN correspondents perched on a city rooftop.
This is the television speech President Bush gave shortly after the air attack had commenced.
Just 2 hours ago, allied air forces began an attack on military targets in Iraq and Kuwait. These attacks continue as I speak. Ground forces are not engaged.
This conflict started August 2nd when the dictator of Iraq invaded a small and helpless neighbor. Kuwait -- a member of the Arab League and a member of the United Nations -- was crushed; its people, brutalized. Five months ago, Saddam Hussein started this cruel war against Kuwait. Tonight, the battle has been joined.

Memor plays tricks. Historical events associated with where we were when...

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