Rosie’s Shop (Part II)
Hiyam Haidar (Rosie)
Interviewed for MAOHP - 09/03/2018
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_0041_B
In this clip Hiyam explains that the 'C' Company Camp was a few yards from her childhood home, she recalls soldiers bringing the family food and chocolate. She recalls two Irish soldiers with 44th Infantry Battalion who helped her father build the shop in Brashit which she later ran. She explains that after the Irish troops withdrew in 2001 Ghanaian troops, and later Italian, French and Malaysian troops were stationed there. In 2013 the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) took over the camp from the Malaysian troops and at that time she closed the shop. Hiyam jokes that the most important thing she sold in the shop was sun tan lotion for Irish soldiers.