Letters from Mesopotamia in 1915 and January, 1916

Letters from Mesopotamia in 1915 and January, 1916

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"[...]being separated from the regiment. Friday.-I had a talk on Wednesday with a Chaplain just returned from Basra, and he told me we're likely to stand fast now holding the line Nasiriya-Awaz (or some such place on the Tigris). An advance on Baghdad is impossible without two more divisions, because of the length of communications. There is nothing to be gained by advancing to any intermediate point. The only reason we went as far as Nasiriya was that it was the base of the army we beat at Shaiba, and they had reformed there in sufficient strength to be worth attacking. This is not thought likely to happen again, as the Dardanelles will increasingly absorb all Turkey's resources. It seems to me that what is wanted here pre-eminently is thinking ahead. The moment the war stops[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.08mm | 185.97g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507678320
  • 9781507678329

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