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Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Rory Stewart MP, Jim Murphy MP, Lesley Riddoch

Held Hostage: Debbie and Leslie

Duration: 03:05 minutes

In 1990, during the Gulf War, Debbie and Leslie were taken hostage for a period of three months as ‘human shield guests’ by Saddam’s Army at the Monsour Melia hotel in Iraq. During this time Leslie proposed and the story of their marriage became a weapon of propaganda as Debbie was given the title ‘Bride of Baghdad’.

Published on:
Fri 20 Jul 2012

Broadcast on/submitted to:
BBC Radio Humberside

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