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Richmond WW1 Diary 29 April 1916

British and Indian forces surrender to Turkey following the siege of Kut While the battle in Europe focused on controlling access to the supply ports, in the Middle East it focused on Baghdad. Then the city held the same psychological significance as today and the Allies believed if they could capture Baghdad, the Turkish forces…

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Richmond WW1 Diary 27 January 1916

Conscription introduced in Britain The Military Service Act was passed in Britain in January 1916, coming into force in March. Under the Act, all men of eligible age who met the health requirements could be called up for service in the army. At first, this was limited to unmarried men aged 18 – 41, but…