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Sir Edward Grey.

I dont want to insult his memory. I dont want to insult his family, reputation and fame. But I want to tell you an unkown story about a war hero. A hero of wars. A hero who fought at both sides. On the British and Turkish sides during the Gallipoli fights. A hero who fought later againts Greeks during the years 1919-22. A hero who charged againts the Greeks with the 5th Turkish Cavalry AC on the great attack of Augus 26th 1922.

General of the Army Fahrettin Altay tells about "Sir Edward Grey" in his book. "Canakkale Hatıraları" (Gallipoli Memories)

"One day my orderly soldier brought an English dog who lost his master and came to our positions. I cared it. he got used to me. I gave it the name "Grey" while he was coming from British side. An American journalist came to visit the front and interviwed me. As he saw Grey by my side, he tapped its head and asked his name.

"Grey"

I told the story. he laughted and said http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_02_2010/post-2038-126540017814.jpg"I didnt knew that you admired Sir Edward Grey?"

Grey lived with me until its dead. He was with me when we entered Izmir on Sept. 9th 1922"

The historical picture showing the Hero Grey and the Officers of 5th Cav. AC with their commander Fahrettin Pasha (Altay)

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A photo of a pup the Australians picked up from the Turkish lines at Gallipoli.They adopted it as there own and called it Johnny Turk.

Poor Jonny Turk

He seems not happy under British jorke.

source:My posts to

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=80&t=125424&hilit=+grey

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A Turkish Infantry Company at Gallipoli with pet dogs and deers. It is their last photo before they all died at Gallipoli. The soldiers were all from the region Izmir to Gallipoli battle field commanded by Hasan Fehmi. Hasan Fehmi is the officer 5th from the right. All of them KIA at Gallipoli. Only Hasan Fehmi was saved wounded. He lived only 9 years after Gallipoli. Every year on the anniversary of that fatal day he held a prayer at mosque for the souls of his comrades. Hasan Fehmi is grandfather of Turkish painter Korkut Uluğ.

http://74.125.77.132/search?q=cache:Ksx ... d=20&gl=uk

TS's Nota. Men of 12th Inf. Div. was all from Izmir. The 36th Inf. Regiment commanded by LtCol Cemil Bey ( Gen. Conk) was one of the regiments of 12nd.

source: my post to

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=80&t=146582&hilit=+the+last+photo+before+they+died

Edited by Tosun Saral

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von Kress Pasha commander of 1st Expeditory Forces at Sinai-Palestine and Col. Gott his CoS(later Gott Pasha) at Huj with pet dog.

Edited by Tosun Saral

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Here are few dogs from Finland.

Photos are from album of an officer who served in HQ of 8th infantry regiment in 1941.

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A rare photo of two infantry signals soldiers (101st Inf.Rgt., late 1930s) with messenger dogs. The man in th right is wearing a bundle of small containers for written messages hanging from his belt on the right hip. The pouch on his left contains a messages writing block.

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Laying phone lines

Edited by Naxos

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Messenger dog "Jack" of Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 236

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