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In the First World War, one of the most destructive conflicts of modern history, men of the Ottoman Army fought on three continents, not only for the Sultan or for the Empire, but to save and protect their homeland. 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...



the road to war


courage and valour


phoenix rising

Who's Who

soldiers and statesmen


visiting the war sites


comrades in arms


ruling the waves

Home Front

war without weapons


keeping the record


fronts and battles


aces in the sky


financing the war


under captivity


What's New





October 14, 2017: Bibliography updated.

October 13, 2017: New visual material added to the campaign page of Galicia, Romania and Macedonia.

October 11, 2017: New visual material added to the campaign page of Arabian Peninsula.

September 16, 2017: New visual material added to the campaign page of Northern Africa.

September 16, 2017: New material added to the biography pages of Mustafa Kamil Paşa, Halil Paşa, Nuri Paşa, Vehib Paşa, and Yakup Şevki Paşa.

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