Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Reliving Old Battles

In the late 19th and early 20th century, The Ottoman/Turkish military displayed a keen interest in the it's own military history and that of others. The map above is from a teaching collection prepared in the Republican period for the military academy. It shows important battles from Roman and Ottoman history in the style used for depicting 19th century European engagements, such as those below. The map below is from an atlas created by the same institution in the Ottoman period, detailing important continental battles since the time of Napoleon.