Diary of a Turkish soldier who fought at Gallipoli, 1916

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Creator Refik, Bey, 1895-
Title Diary of a Turkish soldier who fought at Gallipoli, 1916
Open Access Status Other
Date 1916
Year available 2015
Contributor Ameur, Redha
Ozmettin, Ozlem
Ulgezer, Melike
Series Diary of a Turkish soldier who fought at Gallipoli, F592
Type text/pdf
Original Format Diary; 8 x 5 cm.
Source Diary of a Turkish soldier who fought at Gallipoli, F592
Language ota
Rights For all enquiries about this work, please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Refik Bey was a Turkish soldier, probably an officer, who served in the Turkish army during the first World War. After the first World War he joined the War of Independence. Born on 7 October 1895 in a village called Serdar Koyu in the Turkish province Kastamonu, Refik Bey would have been only 20 years old in 1915 when Turkey entered the war. He was in many areas during the war, but particularly in Gallipoli where he was wounded. He recovered from his wounds in Kastamonu. He was a religious man, a thinker on philosophical subjects, with a strong love of poetry. In this diary he transcribed Turkish poetry, documented philosophical and religious thought as well as sketching a map of Turkey and Germany.

Written in 1916, the diary is handwritten in Ottoman Turkish script and includes lists of German words with Turkish equivalents.

Reference: Dr. Oguztoreli, Unpublished notes accompanying Diary of a Turkish soldier who fought at Gallipoli F592, Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library.
Keyword World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula -- Personal narratives
World War, 1914-1918 -- Turkey
Soldiers -- Turkey -- Diaries
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Advisory Statement Material in this collection may contain culturally sensitive words or descriptions.
Acknowledgements Donated by Mr J. Black, Riverview, Queensland. The University of Queensland Library would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Canberra; the State Archives in Istanbul; and Redha Ameur of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, The University of Melbourne, in translating this text.
Additional Notes Manuscript opens right to left.

Document type: Manuscript
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Created: Mon, 15 Jun 2015, 11:27:10 EST by Elizabeth Alvey on behalf of Fryer Library