Britain gave thanks Saturday for victory in the Persian Gulf war but it also expressed despair at the misery that followed the liberation of Kuwait.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister John Major, his predecessor Margaret Thatcher and Kuwait's ambassador to Britain, Ghazi al-Rayes, were among the 1,300 people who attended a memorial service at Glasgow Cathedral. They prayed and sang for the 43 British servicemen killed in the war.Soldiers in colorful regimental dress uniforms filled the church and regimental flags were on display. A bagpiper's lament and buglers' call sounded through the 13th century Gothic cathedral.