Events for Monday 14th November 2011

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Mesopotamian campaign ends

14th November 1918

The war in Mesopotamia was over on 14 November 1918, 13 days after the Armistice of Mudros was signed, and the same day as the occupation of Istanbul.

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Battles On The Tigris
(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Ron Wilcox

In 1914 the British expedition to Mesopotamia set out with the modest ambition of protecting the oil concession in Southern Persia but, after numerous misfortunes, ended up capturing Baghdad and Northern Towns in Iraq. Initially the mission was successful in seizing Basra but the British under Generals Nixon and Townshend,… Read more...

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This Day's Events


Conservation Centre Open Week

Starts: Mon 14th November
Ends: Sat 19th November
Price: FREE
Tel: 01902 376200

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP

Open Week in Shifnal, Shropshire

The Michael Beetham Conservation Centre (MBCC) is one of the finest aircraft conservation centre's in the world. To enable greater public access and understanding of the centre's work, it will be opening its doors to visitors for one special week.

Visitors will gain exclusive behind-the-scenes access to aircraft conservation work and have a rare opportunity to view current projects.

Viewing is from 10.15am to 1.00pm and entry is FREE.

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