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The Burning of Smyrna - September 1922

The first 2 photos portray a peaceful waterfront marketplace in the Greek port city of Smyrna, Asia Minor during the waning days of August 1922-- exactly 94 years ago today. During the next few days the local Greek magistrate (a coward) abandoned the city and fled for Romania. Meanwhile Mounted Turkish troops marched (or transported in cattle cars) 100s of 1,000s of ethnic Greeks from great distances inland, westward towards… View More