By Ian Lyster
Written within the middle of the crumbling Ottoman Empire, Marie Lyster’s international conflict One diaries describe the political and social weather of Constantinople as Allied troops swept via Turkey, wreaking havoc at the country’s infrastructure and forcing citizens, despite their nationwide affiliations, to undergo the hardships of warfare. simply 2 hundred miles away within the Dardanelles, her son Henry was once battling with the Allies opposed to the Turks. Following the Allied retreat in 1915, he used to be published to Salonika in northern Greece, the place he labored with the 'Comitajis' as they fought the Bulgarians. Later, because the army Governor of japanese Thrace, he witnessed the increase of Turkish Nationalism and the fight for keep an eye on of the fragmented items of the fallen empire.
Published for the 1st time, those diaries offer an extraordinary account of the nice War’s effect throughout generations and geographical borders and a distinct perception into the ultimate years of the Ottoman Empire.
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Among the Ottomans: Diaries from Turkey in World War I by Ian Lyster