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Discussions on the final era of the Ottoman Empire, from the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 until the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923.
Tosun Saral
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Postby Tosun Saral » 25 Dec 2007 11:37

Look what I found at Turkish e.bay "gittigidiyor"
Product/Ürün #: 7096860 ... dZZ7096860

I give this photo without any taken- permission of the owner in order to enlighten the history lovers. I think I dont make any mistake.

It is a portrait of a Turkish Captain of infantry in 1932. The sign /*** on his neck indicates that he is a captain. He has a officers belt and a bayonet.

TS's Probability: He was an NCO at the beginning of WW1. After long fights during WW1 and Turkish War of Independence he promoted to captains rank. As an officer he should have a sword. But as NCO he wears his bayoned proudly.
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Postby stevebecker » 26 Dec 2007 11:42


I not sure but that bayonet looks like a Lee Enfield bayonet rather then a mauser.

I wonder where he may have picked it up. Possibly during the great war from the British as a trophy.

It reminds me of the daggers often loved by German officers who used to wear them like this Turkish officer.

Thanks mate


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Cristiano de S.O Campos
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Postby Cristiano de S.O Campos » 27 Dec 2007 13:04


Maybe the men in extreme right in these photo is your turkish officer/Nco



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Bill Woerlee
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Postby Bill Woerlee » 28 Dec 2007 06:45


G'day mate

Great piece of detective work on your behalf. I suspect you might well be correct - the fellow certainly looks the same, he's in the right area and the pic is taken by the same official photographer who was captured at Huj.

Once again, great piece of work and thank you very much.

With that narrowed down to time and place, all we need to do is put a name to him.



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