Hell on the Tigris

Join Historian David Clarke for this lecture on heroics of the British and Indian troops that fought in modern day Iraq, in a conflict with chilling echoes of modern times.

Hell on the Tigris

About Hell on the Tigris

A truly neglected theatre of war, few people today recall the heroics of the British and Indian troops that fought in modern day Iraq, in a conflict with chilling echoes of modern times, facing casualty rates worse than those on the Western Front. David Clarke is a historian and specialist in the military conflicts of the late Victorian British Empire and the Great War. He is a teacher in Edinburgh.

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