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The shell of the 'Throne of Chosroes' on the site of ancient Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia. Turkish forces stopped an Indo-British army advancing towards Baghdad in November, 1915 with both sides suffering heavy losses. The British  retreated to Kut-el-Amara.
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Modern Fighting Amid Ruins of Ancient Empires
The massive brick shell of the 'Throne of Chosroes' on the site of ancient Ctesiphon, where in 1915 the British were engaged in a series of battles with the Turks.
(© British official photo, from Underwood & Underwood)

The shell of the 'Throne of Chosroes' on the site of ancient Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia. Turkish forces stopped an Indo-British army advancing towards Baghdad in November, 1915 with both sides suffering heavy losses. The British retreated to Kut-el-Amara. © Copyrighted 1919 by the New York Times Company

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Modern Fighting Amid Ruins of Ancient Empires



The massive brick shell of the 'Throne of Chosroes' on the site of ancient Ctesiphon, where in 1915 the British were engaged in a series of battles with the Turks.



(© British official photo, from Underwood & Underwood)

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"The shell of the 'Throne of Chosroes' on the site of ancient Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia. Turkish forces stopped an Indo-British army advancing towards Baghdad in November, 1915 with both sides suffering heavy losses. The British retreated to Kut-el-Amara."

Image Text

Modern Fighting Amid Ruins of Ancient Empires



The massive brick shell of the 'Throne of Chosroes' on the site of ancient Ctesiphon, where in 1915 the British were engaged in a series of battles with the Turks.



(© British official photo, from Underwood & Underwood)

Image Date

Wednesday, November 24, 1915

Month, Year

November, 1915

Tags

Ctesiphon, Battle of Ctesiphon, 1915, November, 1915, 1915-11-22, 1915-11-23, 1915-11-24, War of the Nations, Portfolio, War of the Nations Portfolio, New York Times, NY Times

Copyright

© Copyrighted 1919 by the New York Times Company

Page Number

285a