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'Officers' Quarters - on a Mud Volcano, in the front line', 1918

Photograph, World War One, Caucasus (1914-1918), 1918.

Two British Army officers sit in their roughly protected quarters in a position nicknamed 'Mud Volcano' while on duty with Dunsterforce. The officer on the right is Colonel J W. Ley. He was killed in September 1918 during the Turkish attack at Baku. Ley was unsuccessfully recommended for the Victoria Cross.

From an album of 334 photographs compiled by Major W Leith-Ross, Army Staff and 13th Frontier Force Rifles, 1918-1920.

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NAM. 1983-12-71-166


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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