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Travelling upstream on a barge, 1916 (c)

Photograph, World War One, Mesopotamia, 1916 (c).

Indian Army troops relax on board a barge journeying up one of the major waterways of Mesopotamia. One of the soldiers is reading an English newspaper, perhaps passing on war-news to his comrades. The Indian Army supplied the bulk of the 'British' fighting forces in Mesopotamia.

From a collection of 265 photographs compiled by Major W Leith-Ross, Indian Army Staff.

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NAM. 1983-12-72-236


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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