Letters from Baghdad

Gertrude Bell Muses About the River Tigris

Clip | 59s Video has closed captioning.

In a letters to her parents, Gertrude describes the beauty of the Tigris River at dusk during a hot summer’s night. King Faisal is observing the people frolicking in the water and the fishermen in the round boats (“ghuffas”) are singing sorrowful songs.

Aired: 12/11/18

Rating: TV-PG

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