Turkish officers with iron crosses

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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 13 Jun 2011 17:27

Col. Şehzade (prince) Osman Fuat Efendi wearing uniform of German cavalry officer.
(İstanbul Feb 24th 1896- Nice/France, May 19th 1973)
Younger son of Şehzade (Prince) Mehmet Selahattin Efendi son of Sultan Murat V. Graduated from Harbiye the War School in 1904. Married to Nebile Hanim the daughter of Egyptian Prince Abbas Halim Pasha in 1913.
During WW1 he organized the resistance at Libya againts Italians in 1916. POW in Italian hands in 1919. Left Turkey after proclamation of Turkish Republic.
source: Tarih Dünyası, 15.2.1951, nr:21p.935
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 13 Jun 2011 19:12

Butler of Enver Pasha Salih Fadıl Efendi. He was a muslim from Sudan. He served as a shipsboy at the steamships crusing at Nile. He then get into the service of Egyptian Prince Sait Halim Pasha, the Grandvezier of Ottoman Empire. Enver Pasha was very pleased about his service at a dinner given at Sait Halim Pasha's palace. he requested Sait Halim Pasha that Salih Fadıl Efendi to be his butler.

He tells in his memories how he got his Iron Cross while others dying in various trenches.
"At Galizia Wilhelm II inspected our troops. I was surely with Enver Pasha. My black skin noticed the attention of Kaiser. He called me to his presence and asked me how I got all decorations and medals. I answered "While serving Enver Pasha." So I got my Iron cross."

Source. Tarih Dünyası (History World) 1.8. 1950, nr:8 p.311
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 13 Jun 2011 21:12

Staff Col. Mehmet Nazım Bey
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 19 Jun 2011 12:17

A Turkish officer (from my collection)
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 26 Jun 2011 20:36

A portreit of Staff Major Saffet Arıkan (Erzincan, 1888-Ankara 26.11.1947) made by artist Naval Lt. Col. İsmail Hakkı Bahriyeli.
Turkish officer and statesman, Ambassador at Berlin during 1942-44

source: http://www.turkishpaintings.com/index.p ... tailID=704
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 29 Jun 2011 18:14

Brigadier Bahaeddin Pasha commander of 30th IDiv and later 10th AC son of Haci İsmail Efendi from Beşiktaş /İstanbul. Born 1n 1290(1874) in Beşiktaş/İstanbul. Graduated from Harbiye the War School in 1896 as a Lt. KIA at Tatlı Tepe Hill on Karadağ Mountain between Refahiye and Erzincan east Turkey on June 18th 332 (1916) while directing the battle by a sharabnel shell. (source: Harb Mecmuası: (War Magazine: nr: 27, p.43
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 01 Jul 2011 16:54

Enver pasha on the deck of battleship Yavuz with General Mackenzen. We notice on the pix 3 Turkish officers with iron cross ( 1st one on the right is director of protocol Col. Fahrettin Bey (General Altay) and two other Turks on left 1st and 4th.

Enver Paşa General Mackenzen ile birlikte Yavuz'un güvertesinde. sağdan ikinci demir salip madalyalı protokol müdürü Albay Fahrettin (general Altay) soldan bir ve dördüncü demir salip nişanlı Türk subayları.
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 11 Jul 2011 11:19

A Turkish officer
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 11 Jul 2011 14:05

A portrait of Staff LtCol. Selahattin Adil Bey (MajGen. Adil)
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 11 Jul 2011 14:08

Navy Captain Muzaffer Adil Bey (brother of Selahattin Adil) Captain of Battleship Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa that sunk by Gallipoli.
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 18 Jul 2011 21:25

Wilhelm Harun el Raschid-Hintersatz
he he was adjutant of Enver Pasha. he converted into islam.
http://forum.axishistory.c​om/viewtopic.php?t=79369
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 19 Jul 2011 15:11

Mısırlı Prens Abbas Halim Efendi (1897-1972).
Egyptian Prince Abbas Halim Efendi
The members of the ruling family in Egypt were Turks. Most of them served as officers in Tıurkish army during WW1
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 20 Jul 2011 12:55

Tuğgeneral İsmail Hakkı Berkok (Yağlıpınar/Pınarbaşı/Kayseri 1890-Ankara, 1954)

Brigadier İsmail Hakkı Berkok. He was a Circassian Turk. He served at caucasus Front during WW1.

Source: http://www.circassiancenter.com/cc-turki​ye/tarih/282_azerbaycan.htm
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 20 Jul 2011 12:58

Staff LtCol.Süleyman İzzet Bey cpommander of 15th Caucasus Division.at Caucasus front.
source: http://www.circassiancenter.com/cc-turki​ye/tarih/282_azerbaycan.htm
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Re: Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 21 Jul 2011 15:36

Şehzade (prince) Osman Fuat Efendi (more information above) It is writtin on the fhoto a dedication in old Turkish letters:
"Presented to my sister Princess Behiye Sultan Hanimefendi on May? 12nd 1910? Osman Fuat"
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