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Cihangir Akşit's Novels

Sarı Sessizlik

Sarı Sessizlik
The disappearance novel
Sarikamish 1914



Colonel Resat Cigiltepe

Colonel Resat Cigiltepe
A 27 year service in
defense of a nation




Savruluş

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Day Eight (29 December 1914)

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Sketch: 29 December 1914
Sketch: 29 December 1914

The attack made by the 9th Corps was stopped. The 10th Corps launched an attack from Divik starting at 10 am.

The 31st Division approached Sarikamish 300 meters at 20.00 hrs in the evening after a bloody bayonet battle that took place in the forest.

Enver Pasha still wanted to capture Sarikamish. The 88th Regiment of the 30th Division entered Russian positions after a night attack with bayonets. Terrible cries broke the silence of the night. The 91st Regiment withdrew when the number of its soldiers decreased to 150. The 93rd Regiment entered the village. A wild hand-to-hand bayonet battle took place during the night. Some 350 to 400 determined soldiers captured some of the barracks. But since they were spread out in the village and the Russians received considerable reinforcements, they were forced to withdraw from the village.

Painting: Daring Turkish soldiers combat under heavy snow
Painting: Daring Turkish soldiers combat under heavy snow