The Gallipoli Front of World War I: An Ordinary Ottoman Soldier’s Diary, CL
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The Gallipoli Front of World War I: An Ordinary Ottoman Soldier’s Diary, CL

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BY GULIZ BESE ERGINSOY
TRANSLATED BY MARY ISIN

This book addresses itself to the handwritten log of noncommissioned Ottoman Military officer Huseyin Atif Efendi, my grandfather. He fought in the Gallipoli and the East Fronts of World War One, before the establishment of the Republic of Turkey. In the fronts, he wrote official war logs from time to time and set tents when necessary. It contains, history in the raw its dramas and cruelties, its moments of humor some of it very black indeed its drudgery, and its excitement. I was able to reach a remarkable set of recollections as narratives from my own family oral testimonies at its most immediate and most revealing. The recollections presented as narrations, casts light on a different aspect of the World War One, often it is a light that has not been cast before, something that the most diligent of historians may have missed, or the most avid reader of sociology books not read before. Every reader will be struck by different entries, and will want to read many of them again and again.

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