- File containing a series of telegrams from Sir Michael Wright
to Foreign Office charting the daily news resulting from the revolution
in Iraq which was headed by Brigadier Abdul Karim Qasim.
King Feisal, Crown Prince and Nuri all killed
- British shocked but decided to act to maintain relations within
the country, whilst letting the new regime know that the old government
'were our friends'
- Secret notes for Prime Minister about the revolution and future
policy towards Iraq (around two pages):
* Organised by small number of men - young ardent nationalists
who were very efficient in the their handling of the revolution
(occupying strategic posts) however somewhat naive:
"The rebels seem to be far from certain of themselves and anxious
to be friends with us. They are certainly Arab nationalists and
probably admirers of Nasser. But they are not yet hostile to the
West nor committed to the Communists'.
Plus: List of biographical notes on the leading personalities
behind the revolution, including Brigadier Abdul Karim Qasim,
Lieutenant General Najib Rubaii, Muhammad Mahdi Kubbah and Colonel