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Anonymous

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1916

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Photograph taken by Major Saunders of a street scene in Kut-al-Amara showing the minaret of the mosque during the Turkish siege of the city. The Turkish Army surrounded the city during the British retreat from Ctesiphon during the Mesopotamia Campaign. Flood waters and the failure of a British relief column to reach the city would result in General Charles Townshend surrendering to the Ottomans.

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Turkey, Kut-al-Amara, Capture

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