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Flames on the Water Tears in the Sea

Con Aroney

20th Century, the destruction of a beautiful city, the massacre of hundreds of thousands of its citizens and the displacement of millions of people. For centuries Smyrna had been a prosperous trading city on the shores of the Mediterranean, with many cultures living side by side, but division of the territorial spoils of World War I had terrible consequences. The battles leading up to the destruction of Smyrna, the great fire, the evacuation and the aftermath described in this book are closely based on the actual events, although the specific military and social actions of some of the characters are in part fictionalised.

ISBN: 978-1876344986

CopyRight Publishing Brisbane


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This is a vivid description of the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922, including the effects on two Greek families and the heroic life and actions of Asa Jennings, a crippled American YMCA worker and Methodist pastor, who accomplished the impossible.