Fires of Kuwait (1992)
Genre: Documentary, Short
Director: David Douglas
Writer: David Douglas
Stars: Rip Torn
Countries: United States

After Saddam Hussein had the Kuwait Oil wells lit up, teams from all over the world fought those fires for months. They had to save the oil resources, as well as reduce air pollution. The different teams developed different techniques of extinguishing the fires. From TNT-shockwaves blowing out the flames to Tank-mounted twin MIG-jet-engines (from Hungary) blasting away the flames (and nearly lifting the tank into the air), man’s emergency creativity can be seen at it’s best.

Also Known As: Fuego sobre Kuwait, Огни Кувейта, Das Flammenmeer von Kuwait, Fires of Kuwait, Kuvait tüzei

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