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Eyewitness accounts of the outbreak of war in the Black Sea, 1914

Posted by Toby Ewin, on March 20th, 2018

This article presents two eyewitness accounts in letters from British naval officers of the outbreak of war in the Black Sea between Turkey and Russia in 1914. On 29 October 1914, without formal declaration of war, the Ottoman Turkish Navy began hostilities against Russia by bombarding various Russian ports and attacking warships.  Officials, soldiers and... Become A Member

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