Indian army soldier after siege of Kut
| This photograph shows an emaciated
Indian army soldier who survived the siege of Kut (December 1915-April 1916).
It was probably taken in July 1916, after he and other British POWs had
been released from Turkish captivity in Baghdad during a prisoner exchange.
The soldier's skeletal frame indicates not only the appalling conditions
inside Kut during the siege, but also the harsh treatment meted out to 'other
ranks' while in enemy hands afterwards.
IWM Q 79446 (1916)
|close window||back to top of page|