Gardening in Salonika

Thousands of troops were stationed in the city of Salonika during World War One and they took to growing their own food to supplement their rations

Normally put to use towing heavy artillery this Holt 75 is pulling out tree stumps while rebuilding this road. The engineers appear to be enjoying the spectacle

Without the aid of the internet I am sure most readers would be fairly hard pressed to locate the city of Salonika on a map. When the British soldiers began to arrive there in 1915, looking out from the ships across the bright blue water to see the famous White Tower on the waterfront, the diverse mix of historic Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman buildings all overlooked by the ramparts of the city, they must have thought that they had arrived somewhere truly exotic.

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