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070: April 2004

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General Maude and the Recapture of Kut

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With temperatures ranging from freezing to 130ºF (50ºC) the campaign in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) was undertaken in one of the most inhospitable climates imaginable. Despite being a side-show to the main battles of the First World War in France and Belgium, the Mesopotamian campaign lasted virtually the entire period of the war. A mission had …


February 2020

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THE ROAD TO BAGHDAD Two:  “Mission Creep” It became apparent by January 1915 that the situation was not quite as was hoped for. The Turks were reinforcing Mesopotamia and it was learnt that German and Turkish diplomatic missions had been in Persia. Although the Southern oilfields were secured some of the local tribes had become restless and a pip…


ONLINE Carry On Up the Tigris – The Experiences of British and Indian Troops in Mesopotamia 1914-18 by Alan Wakefield

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ONLINE Zoom Meeting: Carry On Up the Tigris – The Experiences of British and Indian Troops in Mesopotamia 1914-18 by Alan Wakefield Between 1914 and 1918, British and Indian troops fought against the Ottoman Turks in Mesopotamia (now Iraq). After many setbacks, they finally took Baghdad in March 1917. This marked the high point of a long and tragi…