This August marks the 30th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the launching of Operation Desert Shield, the U.S.-led international response, culminating in January 1991 with the unleashing of Operation Desert Storm—the liberation of Kuwait.
In 1991, the Roland Company collaborated with the U.S. Naval Institute in producing the documentary film Storm from the Sea, which featured extensive interviews with many of the key players in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm while the memories were still fresh in their minds. It was the first truly inside, in-depth examination of that still-recent war to be presented to general audiences. In 2017, the Roland Company graciously donated the rights to all interviews and transcripts from the production to the Naval Institute’s archives.