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John Glubb Photo Gallery: Iraq 1920s

 

John Glubb Iraq Album 1, No 0137 - Qasr Kharrana The images from this gallery are from the John Bagot Glubb Collection: GB165-0118, Iraq Album 1. The captions are those that appear in the album.

John Glubb (1897-1986), also known as Glubb Pasha, was an army officer who began his career serving in the Royal Engineers in France during the First World War. After the end of the War, he was posted to Mesopotamia in 1920, where he became a ground intelligence officer for the Royal Air Force. While there, he worked closely with the Arabs of the region and developed a close affinity with them, to the extent that when he resigned his commission in 1926, he joined the British administration in Iraq. In this position, he sought to end tribal raiding and in 1930 he was invited to join the Arab Legion in Transjordan with a similar mission to end tribal raiding. In 1939 he was appointed to command the Arab Legion where he served until 1956.

For other photo galleries of Iraq please see the Gertrude Bell Photo Gallery the Arthur Lionel Smith Photo Gallery and the Harry Wade Photo Gallery

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John Glubb Iraq Album 1/2
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-002
At Port Said – On the Tigris
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/6
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-006
Basrah – The Experimental Ropeway
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/11
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-011
Table Mountain – Gurkha Column
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/15
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-015
Baghdad – Muaddham
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/20
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-020
Baghdad – The Walls of Baghdad
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/25
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-025
The golden domes of Kadhimiyah
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/29
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-029
In Baghdad
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/33
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-033
Baghdad - A Street Corner
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/37
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-037
The Fil with Abdullah
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/38
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-038
Unlabelled
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/40
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-040
Mahailah & Quinjohn's house
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/47
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-047
Nasiriyah – Ali & Yusuf Effena
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/55
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-055
Nasiriyah – The Pasha & Ali
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/71
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-071
Rawal town
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/72
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-072
A wayside shrine
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/78
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-078
Hit - The Minaret
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/99
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-099
Al Qaim Conference – Buttoyoh,
Abdul Karim, Muhd ibn Aithal
& Muha al Yassin
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/103
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-103
Desert Police
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/107
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-107
Unlabelled
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/116
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-116
A Shuktur
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/135
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-135
Panorama of Kaf
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/137
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-137
Qasr Kharrana
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/144
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-144
Tomb of the Virgin Mary
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/148
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-148
A spot of bother with Tin Lizzie
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/155
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-155
View in Agra
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/166
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-166
Chiefs of the Ajib – Abdul Abbas albu
Khusha & Hasan Agha
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/167
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-167
Unlabelled
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/175
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-175
Air Mail – Sergt. Goodyear's crash
at Rukhhaimiya
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/182
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-182
Shepherds pitching camp –
Roasting fuqa near Dahail Maraishid
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/188
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-188
Raid on Nakhusha – Ibn Musa'ads Emissary - Nasir Ibn Muha
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/192
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-192
Unlabelled - Two men operating a radio
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/196
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-196
In The Marshes
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/199
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-199
Unlabelled
John Glubb Iraq Album 1/202
Glub-Iraq-Alb1-202
Unlabelled

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