A sepoy guarding a gateway, Baghdad, 1917

 
A sepoy guarding a gateway, Baghdad, 1917
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

A sepoy guarding a gateway, Baghdad, 1917.

Photograph, World War One, Mesopotamia, 1917.

During the First World War Baghdad, the Ottoman capital of Mesopotamia, was captured by an Anglo-Indian force under the command of Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Maude (1864-1917) on 11 March 1917. It marked the high point of a long and tragic campaign that was characterised by bitter fighting in a harsh climate.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
94507
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1965-10-209-43

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