OUTRAGES IN SMYRNA

The Australasian, Melbourne
23 September 1922.

   People who have arrived at Mytilini from Smyrna state that a reign of terror prevails in the city. The Turks are despoiling the remainder of the populace, and sufferers include Europeans. Even large buildings guarded by French marines are being pillaged. Many Greeks have thrown themselves into the sea in order to escape the fury of the Turks. Several of these Greeks were rescued by Allied warships.
   Refugees from Smyrna who have reached Athens recount even more terrible stories of Turkish ferocity. They say that immediately after entering the city the Kemalist soldiers massacred and robbed the citizens, and that the quays are littered with corpses.

 

OUTRAGES IN SMYRNA. (1922, September 23). The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), p. 42. Retrieved September 28, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140785356

 

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - British Statesman

“... Mustapha Kemal's Army ... celebrated their triumph by the burning of Smyrna to ashes and by a vast massacre of its Christian population...”

Churchill W, The Aftermath, New York, Charles Scribner's and Sons, 1929, p444

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