British Strong Enough to Save Constantinople

Ernest Hemingway

Toronto Daily Star/September 30, 1922

Constantinople.-Constantinople is noisy, hot, hilly, dirty and beautiful. It is packed with uniforms and rumors.

British troops have now arrived in sufficient numbers to prevent any Kemalist invasion.
Foreigners are nervous, however, remembering the fate of Smyrna, and have booked outgoing trains for weeks ahead.

Everything awaits the answer of the Angora National Assembly to the Allied peace terms. The assembly is now debating the Paris proposals, and their decision is expected next Wednesday.

(Source: Dateline: Toronto. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1985)

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