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Choose from 149 pictures in our Defending collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

HMS Montrose at Canakkale - troops in transit Featured Print

HMS Montrose at Canakkale - troops in transit

HMS Montrose at Canakkale (Chanak), Turkey - troops in transit - 30th September 1922. The Chanak Crisis, also called Chanak Affair in September 1922 was the threatened attack by Turkish troops on British and French troops stationed near Canakkale to guard the Dardanelles neutral zone. The handling of the crisis by the British cabinet was a major contributor to the downfall of British Prime Minister David Lloyd George. Two days before this photograph was taken, on 28th September, Mustafa Kemal told the British he had ordered his troops to avoid any incident at Chanak and agreed to a peace negotiations. Date: 1922

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Defending German official's house, Windhoek, SW Africa Featured Print

Defending German official's house, Windhoek, SW Africa

Five men (three white and two black) ready to defend a German official's house at Windhoek, in German South West Africa (now Namibia). Sandbags for greater protection can be seen on the verandah behind them. As German settlers took over the land, there were increasing attacks by dispossessed natives. Date: circa early 20th century

© Robert Hunt Library/Mary Evans

Italo-Turkish War (1911-12) - Italian troops entrenched Featured Print

Italo-Turkish War (1911-12) - Italian troops entrenched

Italian troops defending their position against a Turkish assault. The Italo-Turkish War was launched by Italy against Turkey, with the aim of gaining Libya, in order to counterbalance French conquests in North Africa. Part of the general feeding frenzy that surrounded the decline of the Turkish Empire ('The Sick Man of Europe'). Italy declared war on 29 September 1911, and after preliminary naval bombardments, an Italian naval forces occupied Tobruk (4th October) and Tripoli (5th October). The army, under General Carlo Caneva, took over the occupation on 11th October, and promptly stalled under a combination of skilful Turkish religious propaganda amongst the local population and the caution of Caneva. It was only the next summer, starting in July 1912, that the Italians advanced out of their coastal strongholds, slowly forcing the Turks back, and winning several victories over them. However, it was the threatened outbreak of the First Balkan War that forced Turkey to make peace, and by the Treaty of Ouchy (15th October 1912), Turkey ceded Libya, Rhodes and the Dodecanese islands to Italy.

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection