Turkish prisoners being marched down Main Street, Baghdad, March 1917
Photograph by Colonel W Leith-Ross, Army Staff, World War One, Mesopotamia (1914-1918), 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.
From an album of 230 photographs taken by Col W Leith-Ross, Army Staff, 1916-1917.
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