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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2021 11:48 a.m. PST

…Besieged Army at Kut in 1916

"RESUPPLYING AN army in the field from the air is hardly a new concept in warfare. But in 1916, it had never been tried before.

It was a detachment of troops from the Indian Expeditionary Force, which had been deployed to Mesopotamia in the opening months of World War One to protect the vital Anglo-Persian oilfields from attack by Germany's Ottoman allies, that would become one of the first armies in history to be supported by air drops. The story of how it happened is a fascinating one…"
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khanscom05 Jan 2021 2:58 p.m. PST

Also recommended: Arnold Millar's "Death of an Army" for a history of the siege.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2021 11:04 a.m. PST



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