Turkish Nationalists on a ship docked at Samsun, Anatolia (Turkey). Large Turkish flags are displayed on the ship, and on the dock. Officials pose on the gangplank. Turkish irregulars disembark , carrying large sacks of belongings. A Turkish officer is seen carrying a sidearm. But no other weapons are seen. Scene shifts to a procession through the city. The procession is led by officials riding in horse-drawn carriages. Numerous Turkish flags are carried in the procession. The scene shifts, again, to destroyed buildings, including the Governor's office building. Other destruction is seen, resulting from earlier bombardment by the U.S. and Greek warships. (Note: Naval bombardment of virtually undefended Samsun was carried out by the following, on June 7, 1922: American warships:USS Sands (DD-243); USS McFarland (DD-237); USS Sturtevant (DD-240); Greek warships: Cruiser, Georgios Averof; Destroyer, Nazos; Battleship, Kilkis; Destroyer,Leon; plus several other Greek Cruisers and minesweepers.)
Greco-Turkish War of 1919 to 1922. Turkish irregulars armed with rifles are seen taking cover in fields. A uniformed Turkish soldier with his rifle in a hollow in the field. A man and woman firing their rifles from prone position. Change of scene shows uniformed Turkish soldiers charging near damaged buildings. One is felled by an exploding grenade. Comrades stop to help him. Turks firing their rifles from behind the cover of rubble.
United States Atlantic ship sailors hold turkey in Constantinople Turkey. Five sailors stand out of a building with a woman. They hold turkeys. Nurses, officers and sailors sit and pose in front of a building.
Admiral Mark Lambert Bristol at United States embassy in Turkey. Admiral Mark Lambert Bristol, other officials, sailors and women pose for a group photograph at United States Embassy. The Admiral. United States sailors visit a city in Turkey. They walk at the market places. Men stand at the shops. Man carries goods basket on his head.
United States sailors save civilians from fire in Turkey. Sailors and civilians on boat stand past the ship. Sailors help the civilians get on to the ship through board. Scenes of buildings and mosques in the city. Sailors hold woman's hand to get on to the ship. People carry luggage and board on the ship. Scene of city Smyrna of Asia Minor under fire. United States sailors on ship play music and a civilian dances.
Slate describing the Mosque of St.Sophia,in Istanbul, Turkey, is superimposed upon a background picture of the Mosque. Different sequence shows clear view, overlooking the Suleymaniye Mosque, in Istanbul. (Note: It was designed by the architect Sinan, and completed in 1558, for Sultan Suleyman the Magnificient.)