Driven into the mountains after the Smyrna fire

Driven into the mountains after the Smyrna fire

 

Date
1922 

Source
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.  

Description
Villagers of Asia Minor who were driven into the mountains shortly after the Smyrna debacle. For three and a half months they lived on grass, roots and similar food, occasionally raiding an olive grove by night. Finally two bold members stole a small boat and escaped. The whole party is now being fed and clothed by the American Red Cross. Icons and other possessions commonly brought, are shown in the picture. 

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Asia Minor

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