This third volume in the official four-volume history of the Mesopotamia (Iraq) campaign takes the story from May 1916 up to 30 April 1917, covering the battle of Kut-Al-Amara, the pursuit of the Turks, the occupation of Baghdad and the subsequent operations around Baghdad. During this period, command of the British forces had passed to General Maude, whose papers were made available to the author by the General’s widow, Lady Maude. The Turkish troops proved to be tough opponents, especially on the River Tigris where their XVIII Corps made an heroic stand. Operations here are described in detail, since this phase in the Mesopotamian campaign is the only instance of continuous, close-trench fighting. Appendices provide detailed British and Indian Army order of battle information.
THE CAMPAIGN IN MESOPOTAMIA VOL III. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR OTHER THEATRES:
The third of four volumes in the Official History of the Mesopotamia (Iraq) campaign in the Great War covers the re-taking of Kut, the pursuit of the Turks to Baghdad, the capture of the city and subsequent operations to subdue fierce Turkish resistance along the River Tigris.