National Geographic : 1940 Oct
476 The National Geographic Magazine Across the Tigris in Fabled Baghdad Stretches This Modern Bridge Recently built, it replaces the old pontoon structures so long associated with the Baghdad scene. To the right is a mosque (page 474). Baghdad Was So Hot That the Boys Put Up Only Mosquito-Net Sleeping Tents They served as protection against myriad sand flies which swarmed everywhere. The camp was in the race-track grounds near the pari-mutuel booths, strange modern touch in the city of Harun-al-Rashid.