The Forgotten British Disaster in IraqeBook - 2016
The siege of Kut is a story of blunders, sacrifice, imprisonment, and escape. Initially a great success in 1914, the Allied Mesopotamian campaign turned sour as the army pressed towards Baghdad and its poor logistic support, training, equipment, and command left it isolated and besieged by the Turks. On April 29, 1916, the British Army suffered one of the worst defeats in its military history. Major-General Sir Charles Townshend surrendered his Allied force to the Turks and more than 13,000 troops, British and Indian, went into captivity; many would not survive their incarceration. In Kut 1916, Colonel Crowley recounts this dramatic tale and its terrible aftermath.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, 
Branch Call Number: 940.429 Cr
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
From Library Staff
Kut was the site of one of the British Army's biggest defeats, with thousands killed or taken into captivity by the Turks. Military historian Crowley brings the events to life in this harrowing account.