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The British army in Mesopotamia, 1914-1918

Author: Paul Knight
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When war broke out in 1914, Britain's 6th Division sailed to Basra to bolster Britain's allies. The Siege of Kut became the British Army's longest siege and greatest surrender. Under new leadership the British avenged their defeat capturing Baghdad in March 1917, creating modern Iraq and the first Arab government in Baghdad in over 400 years"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Knight
ISBN: 9780786470495 0786470496
OCLC Number: 793581432
Description: v, 204 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: The Turkish question --
Securing the oil, October 1914-April 1915 --
Townshend's regatta, April 1915-June 1915 --
Nasariya, June-July 1915 --
Kut, Ctesiphon and back to Kut, April 1915-November 1915 --
The Siege of Kut, December 1915-April 1916 --
The relief of Kut, December 1915-April 1916 --
To Baghdad again, April 1916-March 1917 --
Beyond Baghdad, March 1917-October 1918 --
The fates of the Kuttites, April 1916-November 1918 --
Dunsterforce, late 1917-October 1918 --
The Mesopotamia Commission, December 1915-May 1917.
Responsibility: Paul Knight.

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"When war broke out in 1914, Britain's 6th Division sailed to Basra to bolster Britain's allies. The Siege of Kut became the British Army's longest siege and greatest surrender. Under new leadership the British avenged their defeat capturing Baghdad in March 1917, creating modern Iraq and the first Arab government in Baghdad in over 400 years"--

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