Kut 1916

Kut 1916

The Forgotten British Disaster in Iraq

eBook - 2016
Rate this:
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, [2016]
ISBN: 9780750962582
Branch Call Number: 940.429 Cr
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Additional Contributors: Sheffield, Gary
Freading (Firm)

Opinion

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.


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

LibraryThing Series Information


  Loading...

Find it at CRRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top