Erich von Manstein on the Eastern Front, 1943

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Erich von Manstein photographed while smoking a cigar alongside a few Turkish Generals on the Eastern Front, sometime during June 1943. Although Turkey remained neutral until February 1945 (when it joined the allied cause), turkish generals traveled to the front in order to observe German military technology. Before joining the …

Turkish cargo ship SS Kurtulus before sinking in the Marmara Sea, 1942

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SS Kurtulus was a Turkish cargo ship (built in 1883) which was used for humanitarian relief during World War Two, carrying food to Greece during the Axis occupation. A total of 6.735 tons of food aid are said to have been delivered by the ship to the famine-struck Greeks. SS …