All pals together…for a while

International forces in Canea. April 1897.

International forces in Canea. April 1897.

The British army  troops are from 1/Seaforth Highlanders, in Crete from March 1897 to November that year. It’s difficult to make out from the photograph but given the number of Naval officers in the background, it’s more than likely that there are British marines and sailors in the shot.

German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman troops. Crete c.1897.

German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman troops. Crete c.1897.

The postcard is stamped as being posted in 1904 in Canea. The Germans and Austro-Hungarians left Crete in early 1898 and the Ottomans were evicted in late 1898, so there’s a good chance the photographs date from 1897/1898. probably taken in the Canea/Suda Bay area.

 

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3 thoughts on “All pals together…for a while

    1. Mick McT Post author

      I’ve made no mention of them because, as far as I know, there weren’t any Montenegrins involved in the Intervention other than those members of the ‘New’ Gendarmerie; a body which was in operation for a few months and was disbanded in 1897, shortly after the arrival of the troops of the Powers.

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