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KOREA - TURKISH BRIGADE: YURTTA SULH, CIHANDA SULH [PEACE AT HOME, PEACE IN THE WORLD].
[Turkey, between -1953]. 1950 - Black and white photograph with added original manuscript colour (longer old repaired tears, otherwise in a good condition), 45 x 65 cm. A large, originally hand-coloured photograph with a map of Asia, centred on Korea, was made in the early 1950s in Turkey, to commemorate a member of the Turkish Brigade, fighting in the Korean War. A large, unusual photomontage and hand retouched photograph shows a map of Korea, China, Japan, and a part of Siberia, a female figure, a personification of Turkey, wearing a Turkish flag, a torch and a sign Yurtta sulh, cihanda sulh [Peace at Home, Peace in the World], a portrait of a Turkish soldier and an image of a fighting soldier. The photograph was made between 1950-1953, when the Turkish Brigade, with a code name North Star, served with the United Nations Command during the Korean War. The Turkish Army joined the Korean War as a proof of their loyalty to NATO, just before joining it in 1952. Over the course of Korean War Turkey circulated almost 15,000 troops through the country, of which no more than 5,000 troops were present at anyone time. Although the Turkish soldiers proved to be good, stubborn and loyal fighters, there was a large language barrier with other soldiers, as most of the Turks, including their leaders, did not speak a word of English, what resulted in many misunderstandings and unnecessary casualties. The losses for the Turkish Brigade in Korea was 721 killed in action, 2,111 wounded and 168 missing. The phrase Yurtta sulh, cihanda sulh (Peace at Home, Peace in the World) was first pronou … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor [München, Germany]
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