Constantinople 1453: The end of Byzantium by David Nicolle

By David Nicolle

Книга Osprey crusade №78. Constantinople 1453 Osprey crusade №78. Constantinople 1453 Книги Исторические Автор: D.Nicolle Формат: pdf Издат.:Osprey Страниц: ninety eight Размер: seventy three Mb ISBN: 085532 551 7 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Серия военных книг Campaignот Osprey.

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For a long time it appeared as if Mustafa Kemal was fighting for a hopeless cause. What in the end brought success was the sense of honor, the national sentiment, as well as the will for liberty in the Turkish nation and its leaders. ” 46 Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination Long before the final victory, the David-against-Goliath image, among others, was used to underline the importance of the Kemalist success and the fact that there was something to learn from it and from the way it was achieved. Count Vietinghoff-Scheel, in his article “The Significance of the Turkish Victory” in early 1921, offered the fitting sound bite: “The assumption that the Turks’ power of resistance has slackened as a result of the long years of war was erroneous.

Kladderadatsch 30 (1923) In this uncultured country, there still exists national spirit. With their well-known laziness and indolence the Turks have still not managed to ascend to such a sublime position as our government, thank God. ” Later on, one author, again in the Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, while overjoyed at the Turkish success, speculated that from now on the prime locus of “civilization” would again be in the Orient: It is easily possible that Orient and Occident will swap their roles again.

45 The papers’ no-comment policy was one means of coping with this difficult topic. Interestingly, it was applied at the same time as the few ideological descriptions and bits of information the papers did offer on this topic squarely placed the Kemalist movement inside the Soviet orbit. 46 In August 1920 the Kreuzzeitung read the world situation not only as a continuation of World War I but also as a conflict between Russia and Britain. ) [exclamation mark and parentheses in original]. 50 Only a few weeks later, in December 1920, the veil of confusion was once and for all lifted and the fi nal interpretation was established across the board.

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