A Turkish perspective on the First World War
In the First World War, the Ottoman Army fought on three continents, not only for the Sultan or for the Empire, but to save and protect their homeland. They fought on the land, on the seas and in the air. Soldiers and civilians, men and women, young and old, the entire population regardless of race and ethnicity… They have not only resisted occupation, but also worked together to build a new nation out of the ashes of a collapsed empire.
They were Turkey’s bravest generation, and this is their story…
August 30, 2021: Victory Day in Turkey! Turkey commemorates the 99th anniversary of the decisive victory in the Battle of Dumlupınar, the last battle of the Turkish War of Independence.