An earlier Iraq invasion

Long before George W. Bush’s Iraq invasion, the British invaded the Middle East during WWI. Here, in a photo cleared by British censors for publication on or after March 11, 1918, this 6.5″ X 8.5″ photo contained the following caption (seen on back with British censor stamp of approval):

WITH THE TROOPS IN MESOPOTAMIA.
TURKS WHO HAVE BEEN TAKEN PRISONER BEING MARCHED DOWN NEW STREET, BAGHDAD.

 

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About Ed Zwirn

Ed Zwirn is a journalist/editorial professional with a focus on financial trends and practices. He lives out in the woods in Bethel, NY, not far from where the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival was held in 1969. As a financial writer, his work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, CFO Magazine and news services including Dow Jones Newswires and Informa Global Markets. Ed also spent three years in Ukraine, where he ran an English-language news service. He now divides his time between his freelance journalism, song and poetry writing, and barbequing and lawn-mowing on his 2.5 acre property.