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8th Rajputs on the march near Shuster, Mesopotamia, November 1916

Photograph, World War One, Mesopotamia, 1916.

The 8th Rajputs were sent to Mesopotamia in July 1916 as reinforcements for the Anglo-Indian army following its defeat at Kut-al-Amara. Over the course of 1916 Lieutenant-General Frederick Stanley Maude carefully built up reserves of men and equipment before going on the offensive against the Turks.

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

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NAM. 1983-12-72-261


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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