Source: Harper's Pictorial Library, Volume 3, 1920, 183.

From Pursuit of an "unparalleled opportunity": American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923 by Kenneth Steuer

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  • General view of the city of Kut-al-Amara where 8,070 British and Indian troops on the verge of starvation surrendered to Turkish forces in April 1916. The loss of this Anglo-Indian force was a major Allied defeat in Mesopotamia and provided the Turks with a large influx of prisoners. Source: Harper's Pictorial Library, Volume 3, 1920, 183.