Sepoys and the Siege of Kut-al-Amara, December 1915-April 1916

@article{Gardner2004SepoysAT,
  title={Sepoys and the Siege of Kut-al-Amara, December 1915-April 1916},
  author={Nikolas Gardner},
  journal={War in History},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={307 - 326}
}
This article examines the role of Indian soldiers and camp followers during the siege of Kut-al-Amara, from December 1915 to April 1916. Historians have traditionally attributed the demise of the British garrison at Kut to the suspect decisions of its commander, Charles Townshend, and his superiors. This article argues that the conduct of the Indians attached to Towns-hend’s force contributed significantly to its defeat. It also demonstrates that many of the difficulties faced by the Kut… Expand

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