Photographer's Note

The Great Fire of Smyrna destroyed much of the port city of Smyrna (Izmir today) in September 1922. Eye-witness reports state that the fire began on 13 September 1922 and lasted for several days. It occurred four days after the Turkish forces regained control of the city on 9 September 1922; thus, effectively ending the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922) in the field, more than three years after the Greek army had landed troops at Smyrna on 15 May 1919.
The cause of the fire has been contested despite a number of contemporary eye-witness accounts...

...taken at the promenade of pasaport... may check the workshop to see the colours of the fire...

(bir kongre için gittiğim izmir'de, pasaport'ta çekildi.)

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