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Iraqi Most Wanted Playing Cards

This artefact is a pack of ‘Iraqi Most Wanted’ playing cards. During the 2003 invasion of Iraq playing cards like these were used as a novel way to hunt for people wanted by the US forces. Each card in the pack features a soldier or official from Sadam Hussein’s Iraqi regime, with Hussein himself featuring on the Ace of Spades. The idea behind the pack was that soldiers passing the time playing cards would become familiar with the wanted individuals and easily identify them should they come across them during operations.

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