Indian troops in the firing line, January 1915
Photograph, World War One, Mesopotamia (1914-1918), 1915.
The bulk of the British forces engaged against the Ottoman Turks in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) were from the Indian Army. Here a group from the 120th Rajputana Infantry train with a machine-gun and rifles while their British officer, Captain W. Andrews, looks on. Andrews was later killed in action at the Battle of Shaiba on 12 April 1915.
From an album of 121 photographs compiled by Captain C O R Mosse, 120th Rajputana Infantry.
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