The presentation will be live and online.
This talk looks at the siege and attempted relief of Kut-al-Amara in Mesopotamia. Prior to the surrender of Singapore in 1942, the loss of the garrison at Kut was the greatest humiliation in modern British military history. Here Alan Wakefield examines the reasons for the loss of General Charles Townshend's command, including decisions taken by Townshend and his superiors, the composition of the relief force and the performance of Turkish forces in the field.
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The talk will be undertaken using the 'Zoom' software which is freely available. It may not be necessary to load the software to your PC / iPad etc: but we would recommend doing so if you wish to participate in this event.