Monday, February 27, 2017

The Explorers' Club, № DXXXVIII

Operation AXIOM: The World War
23 February 1917: The Second Battle of Kut—British & Imperial forces, advancing up both banks of the Tigris River since December 1916, outflanked the Ottoman defenses at Kut-al-Amara; the Turks withdrew, avoiding the fate of the Anglo-Indian forces they had starved into surrendering Kut just ten months earlier; the British commander, Sir Frederick Maude, gained the nickname "Systematic Joe."

Lest we forget.

Commentary: The Wayback Machine Tour of the Siege of Kut, 1915-1916: № CDXCV.

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