Part of General Dunsterville's mission of 200 officers and non commissioned officers on its march ...

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Accession Number A01073
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown
Place made Persia
Date made c 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Part of General Dunsterville's mission of 200 officers and non commissioned officers on its march through Persia. At the end of 1917 volunteers were called for, largely among colonial corps, to proceed to an unknown destination upon a secret mission. The main object proved to be that of reestablishing, under British officers, part of the dissolving Russian and Russo Armenian forces in the Caucasus and on the Persian border. Twenty officers and twenty NCO's of the AIF formed part of the force and two of these men, wearing slouch hats are in the nearest column.