Since most of you were good last year, here is your present. Pictures from the Harbiye Army Museum in Istanbul. This is a very large museum with a massive collection of artifacts. However it is badly organised, with really bad English translation, and mislabeling of periods and paintings. Also of all the museums I have produced it is the one with the least subtle ideological bent.
The Museum does have a massive collection, it also has a very nice shop (with interesting books but most of them in English), and finally it is where you can check out the Mehter Band, live.
As in the case with the Greek Museums I will keep captions short.
Fleeee the Conquering!
here come the huns!
Mantzikert with a very anachronistic Emperor Romanos Diogenis. All these painting were done by a Russian firm.
Osman's Quran I believe.
An awesome, AWESOME, hand quilted list with all naval ensigns in the world in the late 19th century.
Siege of 1453 painting.
Representation of cadets (including Kemal Ataturk)
Not a great picture of a great picture. A more folkish painting of the fall of Volos in the war of 1897
Enver Pasha artifacts
UK Trophy flag
19th century Kitsh. Tables and chairs created by weapons.
Anti-Greek guerrilla from the Turkish War of Independence (Asia Minor Campaign)
Artifacts from captured Greek officers
Battle of Sakarya