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Animated description: crossing of Shumran bend by British forces in Iraq during first World War

Animated description of Mesopotamia Campaign by British battalion in Iraq during World War I. The position of Turk and British forces near Tigris. Pointers show the guarded positions of Turks. The pontoon positions of British forces to build bridge, British forces advancement into river and movement of Turk guard and support forces and the movement of British and Ottoman Empire forces. It shows the British forces cross the river. Pointer shows the position of British and Turks at bend. The movement of 7th and 51st British Division and capture of Baghdad in World War 1. Advance movements of British and defeat of Turk forces. Text shows advantage of Mesopotamia campaign.

Date: 1917, February 23
Duration: 6 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British Colonial Indian troops in Mesopotamia during World War I

Troops of a British Colonial Indian mounted machine gun battery walk with their horses on a desert path,during the Mesopotamian Campaign of World War 1. Large hills and rocky outcroppings are seen in the region.

Date: 1917
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British gun positions and troops in a desert of Mesopotamia during World War I.

British troops relax at their trench line in the Mesopotanian desert, as others interrogate an Ottoman "spy" with help of a man and a woman interpreters. The captured Turk sits on the back of a British Lanchester armored car, as the woman speaks with him. He then speaks to another interpreter standing to his right.

Date: 1917
Duration: 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British and Indian troops deployed in the Mesopotamian campaign of World War I

View of structures destroyed by retreating Ottoman forces during the Mesopotamian campaign in World War 1. British and Indian troops moving horses and supplies across a pontoon bridge. War materiel, including field artillery, being pulled up a hill by teams of horses. A tractor pulling heavy artillery along a desert road, with numerous British soldiers riding on the guns and carriages.

Date: 1917
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British military forces in Palestine and Mesopotamia during World War I

Camel caravan passes wagons mired in water. Turkish troops surrendering to British soldiers.The Turks are excorted past British soldiers manning an 18 pounder field artillery piece. The prisoners of war join a large group of other POWs held in an outdoor containment. Closeup of British General Edmund Allenby, Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF), who led forces that seized Jerusalem from the Ottomans. The British Forces marching into Jerusalem, led by a Bagpipe Band. British soldiers escorting Ottoman prisoners. A British gunboat firing while anchored on the Tigris River. British soldiers marching up ma mountainside and building a tall, somewhat pyramidal, observation post, made of sand bags. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1917, December
Duration: 4 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Animated description of retreat to Kut by British forces in Iraq during Mesopotamia campaign.

Animated description of Mesopotamia campaign by British battalion in Iraq. Animation shows the position of British forces near Tigris. Pointers show the retreat of British forces to Kut. The halt position of British battalion to Umm at Tubul and movement of Turks. Animation shows the attacking position of British forces.

Date: 1915, November 25
Duration: 1 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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