Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Instanbul Military Museum

The Instanbul Military Museum held a lot of history. There were the weapons of armour used through the years but also large depictions of the various pivotal battles in the Ottoman Empire. I finally understood the layout of the Gallipoli battle thanks to the models.  The Mehter Military Band performance was sensational.
Mehmet II conquered Constantinople
Horse armour.
China’s Great Wall built to keep Turks out.
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Mail turkish shield. Other shields from India.  Then a room with reconstruction of the military college where Ataturk attended.
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They had Canada’s Ross Rifle on display along with other famous rifles.
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Canons and mortars and machine guns and reconstruction of the hamman in the military college.
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Reconstrustion of the assassination..
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