The First World War in the Middle East

The single case study on this theme,“British Forces in the Middle East”, utilizes a variety of resources, mainly drawn from the World War I collection. The campaigns in Mesopotamia, the Dardanelles, Egypt and Palestine are all reflected in McMaster's archival holdings which, as the case study illustrates, contain first hand observations from the soldiers involved.

Some of the archives used in this theme pertain to other themes as well. For example, some of the William Bailey materials (when he was not in the Middle East) appear in other themes. Album 36, “Mesopotamia and Bombay”, contains some photographs which have been digitized for the sub-theme Life Away from the Front in The Soldier’s Life.


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