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Leicester Mercury Newspaper Sellers: "British Enter Baghdad"

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Events, Leicester
3 Newspaper sellers with billboards: "British Enter Baghdad"
1/4 Glass plate negative
C 67 45
GP962

Negatives Collection, The Record Office

Three men wearing sandwich boards advertising the latest headline from the Leicester Mercury: "British Enter Bagdad" (sic). The headline is referring to the Fall of Baghdad in World War 1 on 11 March 1917, where the British Indian Army took control of Baghdad from the Ottoman Turkish Empire. This photograph was likely taken on 12 March 1917.
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