'Monitor bombarding Shaik Saad from Hibsh with 4" gun', 6 January 1916
Photograph, World War One, Mesopotamia (1914-1918), 1916.
Shaik Saad, located on the River Tigris, was captured in January 1916 during the ill-fated attempt to relieve the besieged British-Indian force at Kut. It later served as a camp for General Maude's force as it trained and organised for a new offensive against the Turks in late 1916.
From a collection of 265 photographs compiled by Major W Leith-Ross, Indian Army Staff, 1915-1917.
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National Army Museum, Study collection