Ambassador Morgenthau's Story

Gomidas Institute, 1 Ιαν 2000 - 277 σελίδες
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII THE ALLIED AEMADA SAILS AWAY, THOUGH ON THE BRINK OF VICTORY AGAIN getting into the' automobile, we rode L along the shore, my host calling my attention to the mine fields, which stretched from Tchanak southward about seven miles. In this area the Germans and Turks had scattered nearly 400 mines. They told me with a good deal of jjusto that the Russians had furnished a considerable number of these destructive engines. Day after day Russian destroyers sowed mines at the Black Sea entrance to the Bosphorus, hoping that they would float down stream and fulfil their appointed task. Every morning Turkish and German mine sweepers would go up, fish out these mines, and place them in the Dardanelles. The battery at Erenkeui had also been subjected to a heavy bombardment, but it had suffered little. Unlike Dardanos, it was situated back of a hill, completely shut out from view. In order to fortify this spot, I was told, the Turks had been compelled practically to dismantle the fortifications of the inner straits--that section of the stream which extends from Tchanak to Point Nagara. This was the reason why this latter part of the Dardanelles was now practically unfortified. The guns that had been moved for this purpose were old-style Krupp pieces of the model of 1885. South of Erenkeui, on the hills bordering the road, the Germans had introduced an innovation. They had found several Krupp howitzers left over from the Bulgarian war and had installed them on concrete foundations. Each battery had four or five of these emplacements so that, as I approached them, I found several substantial bases that apparently had no guns. I was mystified further at the sight of a herd of buffaloes-- I think I counted sixteen engaged in the...

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Review: Ambassador Morgenthau's Story

Κριτική χρηστών  - Jeni Enjaian - Goodreads

I read an edition full of transcription errors which was a bit distracting but otherwise readable. This book was chock full of valuable resources for a historian like myself interested in the Armenian ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

Review: Ambassador Morgenthau's Story

Κριτική χρηστών  - Elif çelebican - Goodreads

"Their attitude illustrates once more the perversity of the Turkish mind" this book is a piece of propaganda-it is riddled by racist remarks about Turks in order to vilify them Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής


A German superman at Constantinople
The Boss System in the Ottoman Empire and how it proved useful to Germany
The personal representative of the Kaiser Wangenheim opposes the sale of American warships to Greece
Germany mobilizes the Turkish army
Wangenheim smuggles the Goeben and the Breslau through the Dardanelles
Wangenheim tells the American Ambassador how the Kaiser started the war
Germanys plans for new territories coaling stations and indemnities
A classic instance of German propaganda
Germany closes the Dardanelles and so separates Russia from her Allies
Turkeys abrogation of the capitulations Enver living in a palace with plenty of money and an imperial bride
Germany forces Turkey into the war
The Turks attempt to treat alien enemies decently but the Germans insist on persecuting them
The invasion of the Notre Dame de Sion School
Wangenheim and the Bethlehem Steel Company A Holy War that was made in Germany
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