Turkish Nationalists arrive by ship at Samsun, Anatolia (Turkey)
Samsun Turkey Date:1922 Duration:56 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.)
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