Events for Saturday 14th November 2020
On This Day in History
Mesopotamian campaign ends14th 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.
Further ReadingBattles 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… Read more...