'Carry on up the Tigris'
By Alan Wakefield
Alan’s talk examines the changing nature of warfare during the Mesopotamia Campaign and looks at key factors that shaped the experiences of British and Indian troops fighting in that theatre of war between 1914 and 1918.
Alan Wakefield has worked at the Imperial War Museum since 1999, initially as a curator and then as Head of the Photograph Archive. In August 2016, Alan was appointed to the position of Head of First World War & Early 20th Century Conflict. In this post, Alan is in charge of a team of curators and historians charged with responsibility for all historical and collections output at the Museum relating to the period 1900 – 1929. Alan graduated from the University of Reading in 1990 with a degree in History and followed this with an MA in War Studies from King’s College London. Alan currently holds the position of Chairman of the Salonika Campaign Society and is a member of the British Commission for Military History. He has written and lectured extensively on aspects of the First World War, including in 2004, Under the Devil’s Eye: Britain’s Forgotten Army at Salonika 1915-1918 for Sutton Publishing (republished by Pen & Sword in 2011). Over the past decade Alan has led many tour groups to the battlefields of the Salonika Campaign.
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