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‘The object of this book is the statement of the case on which all defenders of liberty base their prosecution against Turkey itself, and against the Power that to-day has Turkey in its grip.’ By Edward Frederic Benson, English author and novelist.

Account of Turkish rule of subject peoples, and her relations with Germany. According to Benson, ‘[i]n compiling the following pages I have had access to certain sources of official information, the nature of which I am not at liberty to specify further.’

I: The Theory of the Old Turks
II: The Theory of the New Turks
III: The End of the Armenian Question
IV: The Question of Syria and Palestine
V: Deutschland Uber Allah
VI: ‘Thy Kingdom is Divided’
VII: The Grip of the Octopus

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1918

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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