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Anonymous

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Creation Date

1918

Description

British prisoners, captured at Kut-al-Amara, designed this coat of arms for the prison camp at Kastamuni. The arms are divided into four quarters: the upper left quarter shows a veil covering pain and agony; the upper right depicts an English lion enchained on a blood red field; the lower right has a rising sun signifying the dawn of hope; and the lower right employs a cross and crescent joined in charity. A prisoner overladen with bread and other provisions is at the left, while a Turkish guard stands to the right. St. Bruno is situated above the arms, making the sign of patience with his right hand and holding an olive branch, in hope for the end of the war, in his left. The camp's motto is "Hope, Brothers!"

Keywords

Turkey, Kastamuni, Nutrition, Rations, Meals, Security, Entertainment, Art, Painting, Allied POWs, Turkish Guards

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