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Germany's Lost Line of Penetration to the East: The British Hold on the Baghdad Railway

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4 `%~’ I·Ij av ilif . REDUCED TO A RUBBISH HEAP BY THE RETREATING TURKS: A STATION ON THE 2. NOW IN BRITISH OCCUPATION A STATION ON THE RAILWAY BETWEEN BAGHDAD BAGHDAD-SAMARRAH LINE. AND SAMARRAH. q. LEFT INCOMPLETELY WRECKED BY THE TURKS IN THEIR HASTY RETREAT: SAMARREH . AMONG ITHE SPOILS OF BRITISH VICTORIES IN MESOPOTAMIA A CAPTURED ENGINE STATION. ON THE BAGHDrD-SAMARRA LINE


On the facing page in this Number is an extremely interesting article on the history of the Baghdad Railway. The writer recalls how the idea was originated by an Anglo- Indian railway official, Sir William Andrew, and shows how in later years successive British Governments neglected favourable opportunities for developing the scheme.


Meantsme, Germany saw her chance for obtalting a line of penerat:on to the East, and proceeded to cultivate relations with Turkey, with what resuits e hknow to-dari By the irony of Fate, it has fallen to Br.trsh, and [ao German, enorners to obha n possess oa. of the Balhdad end of the line, and to link up Baghdad wrth °- ra’



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