A sepoy guarding a gateway, Baghdad, 1917
Photograph, World War One, Mesopotamia, 1917.
Baghdad, the Ottoman capital of Mesopotamia, was captured by an Anglo-Indian force under the command of Lieutenant-General Sir Stanley Maude on 11 March 1917. It marked the high point of a long and tragic campaign that was characterised by bitter fighting in a harsh climate.
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