From The Publisher: Mar. 11, 1991

As the guns went silent across the gulf, there were victory celebrations on the home front, but for TIME correspondents covering the war, few moments of exhilaration. The road to Kuwait City was a desolate highway lined by unlit Iraqi fire trenches, burning oil wells and refineries, power lines to nowhere. When it rained on Thursday, correspondent William Dowell looked down at his soaked shirt and saw that it was black with soot, sifted through skies darkened by smoke from burning oil fields.

"One of the grisliest sights," said Dowell, "was the morgue at Al-Sabah Hospital. All of the bodies had...

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