The last Great War
August 7, 2014 16:52
100 years ago this month, the European powers went to war. A new book provides
a fresh look at how it transformed the Middle East.
Australians wearing World War I fatigues ride horses during a reenactment marking the anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba..
In 1915 the British viceroy of India, Charles Hardinge, sent a telegram to London noting the prospects for a successful military campaign in Iraq.“The capture of Baghdad would create an immense impression in the Middle East, especially in Persia, Afghanistan and on our frontier.”