Turkish troops being crowded into trucks for passage through the Taurus Mountain tunnels at ...

Unit Turkish Army
Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Taurus Mountains
Accession Number G02134
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W)
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made March 1919
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Turkish troops being crowded into trucks for passage through the Taurus Mountain tunnels at Adana. Deaths from sickness and railway accidents are frequent on these journeys of demobilised men. Note the Turkish star and crescent symbol and Baghdad painted on the side of the trucks. One of a series of photographs taken on the Gallipoli Peninsula and other areas of Turkey under the direction of Captain C E W Bean of the Australian Historical Mission, during the months of February and March, 1919.