The Second Battle of Ramadi by Paul  Knight
09 Dec

The Mesopotamia Campaign is usually associated with the disaster of the Siege of Kut or mistaken for part of the Arab Revolt. Like the First Day of the Somme was not the whole of the Western Front, so the Siege of Kut was not the whole of the Mesopotamia Campaign. The remainder of the campaign was marked by manoeuvre and success, no more so than at the Second Battle of Ramadi which was, in the speaker’s opinion, the most perfectly fought battle of the First World War. Unfortunately, the First Battle of Ramadi was a rare example of a British defeat away from the Siege of Kut. Maude (GOC Allied Forces in Mesopotamia) later called the action "an instance of as clean and business-like a military operation as one could wish to see".

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