Gertrude Bell - Iraq's Uncrowned Queen is a companion historical documentary that accompanies Chapter 19: Winds of Change in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. It appears on Disc 5 of Volume 3. It has a run-time of 33 minutes, 7 seconds.
On March 20, 2003, the United States invaded Iraq. Saddam Hussein, the dictator who'd controlled this nation for nearly 25 years was deposed. Many Iraqis celebrated this turning point. However, before long the troops the Iraqis had greeted as liberators were viewed as occupiers. This wasn't the first time these scenes had played out on the streets of Baghdad. In the aftermath of World War I, the British faced nearly the same situation when they took control. One of those challenged was a fiercely independent archaeologist, map-maker and intelligence officer who'd come to know the region as few westerners had. Her name was Gertrude Bell.
Produced and Written by Adam Sternberg.