The Great War, I was there - Part 24

THE OLD FLAG FLIES IN STRICKEN K U T From this flat-roofed house in Kut, headquarters of General Townshend, were sent the historic communiques and orders which informed the besieged men of the situation as the investment of the town continued through weary weeks and months. Words of encouragement, of hopes of relief, and finally the bitter news of failure were issued from this place, above which flew the Union Jack. But on April 29,1916 ,the end came. Tow'nshend surrendered with all his gallant officers and men and the flag fluttered down. Imperial War Museum
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