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A British cavalry camp, part of the eastern Persian cordon, 1916

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

Despite Persia being neutral in the war, British and Russian troops occupied parts of the country. One British force formed a cordon along its eastern border against German and Turkish agents who were intent on encouraging anti-British unrest in Afghanistan and on the North West Frontier of India.

From an album of 65 photographs compiled by Captain Edward 'Ned' Lorimer, Special Sqn 37th Lancers, later 'C' Sqn 41st Cavalry, East Persia, 1916 (c).

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1994-07-210-1

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, Out of Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1994-07-210-1