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Uniformed officials in gas masks pose in front of a gate

Uniformed officials in gas masks pose in front of a gate, © Yapı Kredi bankenlarge

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Object:Uniformed officials in gas masks pose in front of a gate
Description:Three men in uniform, jackboots and gas masks pose for the camera. They are standing in front of a wide doorway blocked by a crowd of men watching another official put on a protective suit. The doorway is flanked by two more officials.
Comment:The photograph was shot in the context of two articles that appeared in Cumhuriyet in August 1939 reporting on military defence operations against air raids and chemical weapons attacks. Cumhuriyet covered the military exercise in great detail, announcing which action was to take place in which part of town and at what time. The official photographed here putting on a chemical-resistant suit is probably demonstrating its use to the spectators, while the two uniformed men at the doorway secure the location.
Series:/o:siba.3103
/o:siba.3104
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Date:1939-08
Location:Istanbul, Beyazıt, Fatih
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Type:Photographic negative
Creator:Görgüç, Namık or Giz, Selahattin
Keywords:700 Armed Forces
700 Armed Forces > 701 Military Organization
700 Armed Forces > 702 Recruitment and Training
720 War
410 Tools and Appliances > 411 Weapons
500 Water, Air, and Space Transportation > 507 Aviation
Bibliography:Dün sabah yapılan hava taarruzu tecrübelerinden muhtelif intıbalar. Cumhuriyet, 20 August 1939, 1, 7. – Hava hücumundan korunmak için. Cumhuriyet, 24 August 1939, 7.
Copyright:Yapı Kredi bank
Archive:Yapı Kredi tarih arşivi, Istanbul (Collection Selahattin Giz), Inv. No.: 4/0121C
Editors:Joël László, Nataša Mišković
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