Ch. 6 Churchill Seizes Turkey's Warships
This is one of those instances where I think we're justified in devoted a thread to an entire chapter. I love the narrative structure of this chapter -- it's almost like a Borges story in the way it's brevity and arrangement. I found myself enthralled by section III, where Fromkin presents the results of some archival revelations about the whole scenario, the secret treaties, the double cross, withheld information that secured a dying giant some measure of protection with as little personal committment as possible. I think that, more than anything, demonstrates the Young Turks' position at that particular moment in time -- they felt themselves to be so fatally vulnerable that they were willing to wager more than they had to ensure the commitment of some strong ally. Very tense stuff.
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