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Egyptian army delegation visits anti-chemical attack manoeuvres in Istanbul

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Object:Egyptian army delegation visits anti-chemical attack manoeuvres in Istanbul
Description:Two people in white protective suits and gas masks are leaning over a half-naked man lying on a stretcher in a cobbled lane, positioned in the lower right corner of the picture. They are surrounded by a large group of men observing the scene. Some are in uniform of different sorts, some in civilian clothing, wearing suits and ties. Three of the men in the front row, with the best view of the stretcher, sport a fes. Two uniformed men at the right margin of the picture are also wearing gas masks.
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. An Egyptian army delegation led by Major General Hasan Hüsnü Ezzeydi attended the manoeuvres as guests. Cumhuriyet covered the military exercise in great detail, announcing which action was to take place in which part of town and at what time.
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.: 3/0545A
Editors:Joël László, Nataša Mišković