GWL 10th January 1917

Perhaps you have seen that I am a Brevet Major.  I am awfully pleased.  Windy, but nice and sunny.  Things seem to have settled down here as far as Greece is concerned.  I don’t think that even now anyone will trust the devils further than they can throw them.  Not a word from Peter, but he is quite well as far as I can hear.  This morning my cat caught a mouse.  Intense excitement.”

On January 9th the British forces in Mesopotamia under the command of General Maude launched an attack on Turkish forces at Khadairi Bend, a loop in the Tigris River north of Kut.  This proved to be the prelude to the Second Battle of Kut.

{next post 15th January}

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