BRITISH GULF WAR VETERAN'S DAUGHTER ATTENDS HEARING WITH AMERICAN
CONGRESSMEN IN LONDON.
Hanna Thompson, 7, of Yeovil sucks her thumb as her mother Samantha
gives evidence to American congressmen investigating Gulf War Syndrome,
during an unprecedented parliamentary hearing in London, June 18, 2002.
Hanna's father Nigel, a British veteran of the Gulf War, died in
January 2002 of motor neurone disease. The evidence from the hearing is
being used as part of an investigation into undiagnosed illnesses which
affected 5,000 of 52,000 British troops sent to the Gulf in 1990.