SHORT HISTORY OF THE 17th AND 22nd FIELD COMPANIES, THIRD SAPPERS AND MINERS, IN MESOPOTAMIA 1914-1918

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Replete with names that would become familiar in the 2003 Iraq War, this History recounts the operations of Engineer Units in the Great War’s Mesopotamia theatre, ranging from bridge-building to constructing flood defences in the marshy terrain. The units also took part in the ultimately disastrous siege of Kut-al-Asmara, culminating in a whole army surrendering to the Turks.