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1922 Massacre at Smyrna

by Jobrag
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Jobrag
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Jun6-11, 07:20 AM
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Some years ago I read a book about the end of the Ottoman Empire; in the chapter about the massacre of Smyrna in 1922, there was a footnote that, some months after the massacre human bones were shipped to Britain. The tone of the note was that the bones were not being brought to the UK to be interred but rather as an industrial raw material. I've since lost the book and have not been able to find out anything more about this gruesome episode. Can anyone throw any more light on it?
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croghan27
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Jun18-11, 01:51 PM
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Robert Fisk in the Independent mentions the massacre in his latest column.
Jimmy Snyder
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Jun19-11, 06:53 AM
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What are the industrial uses of animal bones?

Jobrag
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Jun19-11, 07:04 AM
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1922 Massacre at Smyrna

Making fertiliser I think. These were human bones.
Jimmy Snyder
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Jun19-11, 07:37 AM
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Making fertiliser I think. These were human bones.
Animal bones are a byproduct of the meat industry. Was there a shortage of animal bones in England that year?
croghan27
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Jun19-11, 08:31 AM
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I bet your maiden aunt has some in her collection.

Fine BONE china is made from .....er....er.... :)


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