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Middle East

Episode 57: Middle Eastern Adventures Part 3

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Last week we followed the British as they landed in Mesopotamia and advanced to Basra. This landing would be just the beginning of the campaign of 1915 and early 1916. This episode we will continue to follow that campaign as the British, under the leadership of General Townshend advanced first to the small town of al-Kut and then...
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Episode 56: Middle Eastern Adventures Part 2

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This week is our second episode on the actions in the Middle East during 1915. Last episode was all build up, but this week we will be spending most of the time discussing two attacks in different parts of the theater. The first attack will be the Ottoman attack launched against the Suez Canal which would require them...
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Episode 55: Middle Eastern Adventures Part 1

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This episode begins our 3 episode stretch of episodes focusing on the war in the East, we have already discussed the actions at Gallipoli and in the Caucasus but those two theaters are just part of the war that was waged between the British and Ottomans in the Middle East. It was a side theater during the war,...
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