Turkish Soldiers in the Field, Balkan Wars 1912-13.

The first photo shows troops in what are probably dark-blue uniforms with red fezes. At least two trumpeters are present, and among the soldiers is one man of color. A cluster of sword-bearing officers confer on the left.

The second photo shows men in drab field uniforms and a variety of headgear. Is that a revolver tucked into the ammunition waistbelt of the soldier on the left? He wears aiguilettes and a gorget indicating military police or gendarmerie. The group on the right appears to be one or more medics tending to a wounded man.

Page by Mark Conrad, 2009.