A view of Baghdad at night, as seen from the deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's Presidential Palace North. The photographer has taken the image through a pair of Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) as ...
ID numberP04103.850
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeColour - Film original negative 35mm
MakerParker, David Dare
Place madeIraq: Baghdad
Date made13 May 2003
DescriptionA view of Baghdad at night, as seen from the deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's Presidential Palace North. The photographer has taken the image through a pair of Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) as used by Australian Defence Force personnel. The NVGs work by amplifying ambient light, which is invisible to the human eye, allowing troops to conduct operations at night time. The palace compound was the location for the Australian National Headquarters (ASNHQ).
Credit lineAcquired through Australian War Memorial official commission 2003