War booty from Russia

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Mait
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War booty from Russia

Post by Mait » 29 Mar 2007 08:59

Hello.

How much war materials did the Turkish get from Russia after Brest-Litovsk peace?

How much was captured in 1918 Caucasian Campaign?

How common were Russian rifles, artillery pieces and uniform elements (boots, etc) in Turkish armies in 1918?

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mait.

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Post by Peter H » 29 Mar 2007 14:34

Erickson's Ordered to Die,page 233-234:
During the successful campaigns in Romania in 1916 and in the Trans-Caucasus's regions in 1918,the Turks captured large amounts of enemy equipment.A case in point is artillery.The official Turkish logistical history of the war lists 1,314 pieces of artillery...as captured inventory.Accompanying this large number of cannon were approximately 360,000 shells of various calibers.Most of this material was Russian...this was a significant addition to the Turkish army's combat power,especially when considered that large numbers of machine guns,communications equipment and other supplies were obviously captured as well..

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Post by Mait » 30 Mar 2007 11:07

Is there any data available about how many Russian M1910 machineguns and Mosin-Nagant rifles were used by Turkish armies in 1918?

Was ammo for these rifles and machineguns produced in Ottoman Empire? What about the ammo for captured artillery pieces and British machineguns and rifles?

How many russian boots and uniforms were captured by Turks and how widely were they used? Any pictures about Turkish soldiers wearing Russian uniform pieces?

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mait.

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