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SALONIKA FIRE, 18-19TH AUGUST 1917 ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHSPHOTOGRAPHS. A set of 24 photographs mounted with captions all relating to the Salonika Fire, 18th-19th August, 1917, photographed by Royal Flying Corps and Survey Company, overall approx 16.5cm x 22cm.
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1. Salonika , from S.E., at 10 hours, 19th august,19172. Provost Marschal's Office, Alexander The Great Square.3. Interior of St. Paraskevi with Refugees.4. Venizelos Street - looking South.5. Liberty Square, Stein's emporium - a fireproof building - untouched.6. British gire engines on the quay after three days' work.7. Salvage from a cellar x 2 - ( 2 pieces)8. Soup kitchen for Refugees.9. Refugees on the Champs de Mars.10. Salvage.11. Sad reflections.12. Boulgaroktonos Street.13. Salonika burning, seen from S.E. at midnght 18th-19th august,1917.14. The fire at dawn 19th august, from The Turkish Quarter.15. Source of the fire, environs of the Prefecture.16. British Base Headquarters.17. St. Sophia Minaret Isolated by the fire.18. Burnt area from an aeroplane - looking North.19. Salonika burning at dawn on 19th August - seen from Kalamaria.20. Western Salonika burning, early morning 19th August.21. Eastern edge of burnt area - from an aeroplane.22. Salonika burning, seen from S.E. at 23 hours, 18th august, 1917.23. The burnt area of Salonika, from the Minaret of St. Sophia - looking North.24. The burnt area of Salonika, from the Minaret of St. Sophia - looking South.
In 1917, Thessalonika was the second largest city in Greece and was a major transit centre for Allied troops and supplies. It was of significant strategic importance in the Macedonian Front.
The accidental fire destroyed a third of the city, 9500 homes and left 70,000 homeless. It particularly affected the city's 52,000 Sephardi Jewish population, resulting in the mass emigration of approximately half of these peoples predominantly to France, the US and Palestine.
The pictures include several aerial cityscape panoramas of the damaged areas, images of British soldiers and their relief efforts including a soup kitchen, Jewish citizens surveying their ruined homes and attempting to salvage from the rubble, and a particulary striking image of the "Interior of St. Paraskevi with Refugees".
- Related periodFirst World War (content),First World War (content)CreatorROYAL FLYING CORPS(Author)
ROYAL ENGINEERS SURVEY COMPANY(Author)
n. pub.(Publisher)Production date1917
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