Len's Summary: The history of one of the worst defeats of British arms: The siege of Kut, on the Euphrates River, 1915-1916. More than 13,000 British Indian Army troops surrendered and went into harsh Ottoman captivity. Recommended by Michael Neiberg of the Army War College faculty and winner of the Tomlinson Book Prize for 2008.
Ambassador Shurtleff, a retired American Foreign Service officer who served as President of The World War One Historical Association and as a past President of The Western Front Association – U S Branch, passed away on January 22, 2014. The searchable version of Len’s Bookshelf was created and will be maintained in his honor.