Originally published in 1919, this 2 volume work chronicles the British missions in Mesopotamia which the author, Edmund Candler states the purpose as being 'the safeguarding of India and the destruction of the Turk.' Looking back, Candler dislikes the morbid tone of the early chapters, and looks to change them, yet fortunately for future readers looking for a first hand glimpse into this time period, he has 'left the mournful passages uncorrected. There is more truth in them as they stand.' Including these 'uncorrected' passages means that Candler writes in detail and with honesty when covering the many battles and obstacles faced by an army in a foreign land.
Table of Contents
25. The Advance 26. Mahomed Abdul Hassan 27. The Hai Salient and the Dahra Bend 28. The Crossing 29. The Forcing of Sannaiyat 30. The Pursuit 31. To Baghdad 32. The First Days in Baghdad 33. The Turk in Baghdad 34. After Bghdad - The Meeting with the Russians 35. The Shatt-el-Adhaim 36. Samarrah 37. The Blossoming of the desert 38. The Bible and Babel 39. Najaf 40. The New Offensive: Ramadi 41. Jebel Hamrina nd Tekrit 42. The Death of General Maude 43. kara Tappah 44. Hit - Khan Baghdadi - Kirkuk 45. Conclusion