OPERATION TANTALUM, BASRA CITY, JANUARY 2008 (TAPE 2) [Allocated Title]
Members of 1st Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment accompanies a US military delegation as they visit Abu Al Kaseeb College which is being reconstructed using American funding. Helmet cam footage from British soldier.
Opening sequence shows members of the Combat Camera Team larking about, plus general views in their makeship office. "Andy" edits footage on a laptop.
Helmet cam footage on board Merlin helicopter (company of 1st Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, as on previous tape. Troops disembark and make their way across muddy ground near Abu Al Kaseeb college. Soldiers and members of the Combat Camera Team walk towards the College building (camera is on helmet of female member of the team, whose voice can be heard). In the college precincts, soldiers kick mud from their shoes. Scenes in the car park and on the staircase (camera crew had been expecting members of the Iraqi Army, but none had turned up). Interior views of the college and shots on the roof. Helicopter returns to pick up the company; the soldiers climb on board and take their seats.