Ottoman prisoners captured at Shaiba, 13 April 1915
Photograph, World War One, Mesopotamia (1914-1918), 1915.
Turkish officers and other ranks captured during the British victory at Shaiba (12-14 April 1915). Major-General Charles Mellis's British-Indian defensive lines thwarted an Ottoman attempt to re-take Basra. As well as Turkish regular soldiers, many of the Ottoman soldiers involved were Arab and Kurd irregulars.
From a collection of 265 photographs compiled by Maj William Leith-Ross, Indian Army Staff, 1915-1917.
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National Army Museum, Study collection
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