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A look back at the Battle for Basra in 2003. British forces faced fierce resistance but kept driving forward taking over control of Iraq's second largest city after days of fighting.
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REX2003040801 - Basra, Iraq, April 8 (UPI) -- Col Messenger of the 40th Commando Royal Marines briefs Commodore Miller commander of Amphibious Task Group, Captain Johns commanding officer of HMS Ocean and Captain Massey of HMS Ark Royal (Front to rear) on the progress of 3 commando brigades into Basra, Iraq on April 8, 2003. nn/REX FEATURES UPI **Europe Out**
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