A Forgotten Siege the Kutul Amare Victory and the British Soldiers in Yozgat City
Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies
Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 46-52
Received: Jun. 28, 2019; Accepted: Nov. 6, 2019; Published: Jun. 20, 2020
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Mehmet Ertug Yavuz, The Foreign Languages School, Yozgat Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
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Kutul Amare was the second greatest victory won by the Turks during the First World War after Çanakkale This article tells you about the war from an objective perspective, how and why the war was finally politically won by the British, who was in charge at the time, how did the war progressed and how certain things changed during the time of this war, the imprisoning of the British soldiers in Yozgat City, This is what exactly makes this war so important and interesting. The (weak/ill-so called by the Europeans at those times) Ottoman forces withdrew and reinforced “Selman-i Pak”, under the command of Colonel 'Bearded Nurettin Bey'. While the reinforcement continued, Mirliva-the Major General- Halil Pasha the Uncle of Enver Pasa, entered the frontline with a corps and changed the course of the battle. General Townshend, with 4500 loss regressed to Kutu'l-Amare. The Turks had a different notion of what constitutes "humane treatment" and, as they treated their own soldiers with extreme brutality, saw no reason to pamper their captives. It is recorded that: about 1,750 men had died from wounds or disease during the siege. Some 2,600 British and 9,300 Indian other ranks were rounded up and marched away. Two-thirds of the British and about a seventh of the Indians never saw their homes again. Relative to the numbers of men involved, the British losses at Kut dwarfs those of the far bigger battles on the Western Front. And some British prisoners were even got to Yozgat City to Turkey and were treated in humane manners.
Keywords
Kut’ül Amare, Victory, British, Prisoners, War, Yozgat City
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Mehmet Ertug Yavuz, A Forgotten Siege the Kutul Amare Victory and the British Soldiers in Yozgat City, Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, pp. 46-52. doi: 10.11648/j.tecs.20200503.11
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