Len's Summary: Smyrna was a multi-ethnic home to a cosmopolitan population and bastion of Greek and Christian civilization. When the Turks drive Greek forces out of Smyrna (now Ismir) some 100 thousand were killed. This book presents a timely reminder of the appalling cost of (in this case Greek) expansionist political ambitions as the victorious Allies carved up The Ottoman Empire with varying degrees of success.
Ambassador Shurtleff, a retired American Foreign Service officer who served as President of The World War One Historical Association and as a past President of The Western Front Association – U S Branch, passed away on January 22, 2014. The searchable version of Len’s Bookshelf was created and will be maintained in his honor.