Constantinople Fire Brigade

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Constantinople Fire Brigade

Post by nuyt » 14 Jun 2007 08:51

I keep reading references of this organisation as the elite Turkish force during WW1.
Is there more info in this?

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Post by Peter H » 14 Jun 2007 09:49

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Post by Peter H » 14 Jun 2007 10:15

British accounts of the capture of Amarah in 1915 mention " a crack battalion of the Constantinople Fire Brigade" being bluffed into surrendering.A British river landing force of 100 sailors and soldiers reached the town first---"the Turks had been led to believe that the British Army was only just around the next bend in the river when in fact it was still 24 hours steaming distance away".

The army arrived the next morning.The Fire Brigade troops never realised they had been hoodwinked.

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Post by nuyt » 14 Jun 2007 20:43

Thanks!

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