This Day In History: 1916-02-29

The 1st Battalion, part of the 37th Indian Brigade in Mesopotamia, moved up the River Tigris by paddleboat and river steamer prior to an attack on the the Turks at the Dujailah Redoubt on 8th March 1916.

Indian Army troops landing at Shaik Saad, Mesopotamia, 1916 (National Army Museum photo)