Date Culture in Iraq by the United States Department of Agriculture. Local man climbing palm tree to get the ripe Sayer variety of dates from the palms in Mesopotamia, Iraq. Dates purchased from the natives are transported from the gardens by boat.
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.
Arab women in shed grade and pack the dates. Roller slides used for moving date boxes. Testing machine for packing seeded dates. Dates are pressed into a solid pack with the help of another date press. Nailing tops on boxes. Workers give expression to their gaiety in an Arab war dance.
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.
Animated description of Mesopotamia campaign by British battalion in Iraq. Animation shows the position of British forces in Kut as starting position for further advancement and the attacking position of Turkish forces. Their attempt to delay British forces at Tigris and movement of Indian forces to Kut. Animation shows movement of British forces, British attack from both ends of river Tigris, withdrawal of Turk forces and the surrender of British forces. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Animated description of Mesopotamia Campaign by the British Battalion in Iraq. Diagram shows the position of Turks in the battle of Kut and four positions of Turks at river, marsh at north and at northeast. Reserve force of Turk 38th Division and arrival of British brigade astride river. British south brigade advancing to Turk position. Reserve Turk force move to south. British brigade halted at river advances to main Turk position and south brigade follows them. British brigade attacked from south and west. Turk reserve force backed to the north. Capturing of north position by British Brigade. Turk force withdraws. British force captures position of Kut. Movement of British force from Kut to Baghdad. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)