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World War I Retrospective: The Battle of Basra

Nov 16, 2014 | 14:02 GMT
World War I Retrospective: The Battle of Basra
Locals use narrow balams to navigate one of Basra's many canals in 1913.
(Arne C. Waern/Wikimedia)

In a move to safeguard valuable oil facilities, the British found unexpected success in the opening stages of the Mesopotamian campaign....

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