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From Galicia to Galilee: The Ottoman and German Expeditionary Experiences in the First World War in Comparison

  • Emre Sencer
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Abstract

The Ottoman participation in Galicia and the German campaign in the Middle East were overshadowed by other fronts and thus showcased less in personal, professional, and commemorative publications. Yet a look at the coverage in the postwar memoirs and periodicals by the participants of these campaigns reveals an interesting insight to the ways Germans and Turks envisioned expeditions and their perspective roles in them. It also allows a glimpse into the ways they regarded each other as allies and cultures. The main part of the chapter focuses on the German experience, but it brings in the Ottoman case with the aim of contextualizing the Central Powers’ view on expeditionary forces in the war.

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Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Alan Beyerchen and Yiğit Akın for their comments on an earlier draft of this chapter. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from German and Turkish are mine.

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  • Emre Sencer
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  1. 1.Knox CollegeGalesburgUSA

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