SCENES IN IRAQ, DECEMBER 2005 (EDIT 1) [Allocated Title]
Three edited sequences: Officer cadets at Iraqi Military Academy Al-Rustamiyah (IMAR); the Irish Guards in Baghdad; and polling stations at Al Hillah.
START 00:36:00 Caption "IRAQI MILITARY ACADEMY RUSTAMIYAH (IMAR)". [This is followed by a warning in red "THE FACES OF THESE TROOPS ARE NOT TO BE SHOWN DUE TO TERRORIST THREAT".] Various shots of Officer Cadets under training at the Iraqi Military Academy Al-Rustamiyah (IMAR), including scenes on an assault course, FIBUA (fighting in built-up areas) rehearsals, and parade training. Piece to camera by Colonel Maurice Sheen Royal Logistic Corps, second in command at IMAR, giving the background to the officer training..
08:05:00 Caption "IRISH GUARDS AT BSU BAGHDAD AND COMBAT CAMERA AT WORK". [Caption is incorrect; the regiment seen here is actually the Royal Irish Regiment.] British Support Unit (BSU) in Baghdad carrying out a road move to BIAP (Baghdad International Airport); shot from moving vehicle. Convoy passes the Hands of Victory monument. Scenes around the camp in the Green Zone: soldiers check their weapons. Soldiers pose for photographs with their Iraqi counterparts at the Iraqi Ministry of Defence Building. Patrol driving into BSU headquarters and at unloading bay. Watchtower scenes, looking above. Combat Camera Team members work on computers in their office.
12:31:00 Caption "AL-HILLAH POLLING STATIONS BABEL PROVINCE". Various shots of Al-Hillah polling stations: men and women vote together. Children's pictures on the wall depict Iraq's past, present and hopeful future. Posters (in Arabic) explain the voting process. Man in wheelchair casts his vote. Zalmay Khalizad, prospective US Ambassador to Iraq, and a group of US senators attend one of the polling stations and talk to the press; Mr Khalilzad and Senator Joe Biden both speak.