The Betrayal of the Kurds

The Kurds of Northern Iraq have long been caught in conflicts between their neighbours - we go back to 1975, when they were abandoned by Iran and the US after a deal was struck with Saddam Hussein.

Also on the show, we go back to the liberation of Paris in World War Two - and a military plane crash in the north of England on the same day which killed more than 30 primary schoolchildren.

Plus the Partition of India and rebellious Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera.

Picture: the veteran Kurdish leader Mullah Mustafa Barzani and Saddam Hussein celebrating an agreement signed in 1970, which quickly collapsed into war, Credit: Central Press/Getty Images

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55 minutes

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Sun 24 Aug 2014 01:05 GMT

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