Driven into the mountains after the Smyrna fire

Driven into the mountains after the Smyrna fire



Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.  

Villagers of Asia Minor who were driven into the mountains shortly after the Smyrna debacle. For three and a half months they lived on grass, roots and similar food, occasionally raiding an olive grove by night. Finally two bold members stole a small boat and escaped. The whole party is now being fed and clothed by the American Red Cross. Icons and other possessions commonly brought, are shown in the picture. 


17 August 2022


Asia Minor

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