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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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NAM. 1965-10-209-43


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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