INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HUMANITIES SCIENCES RESEARCH (JSHSR)

Abstract


THE PROFOUND WITNESS OF ANTALYA HISTORY: ST. DIDIER

Antalya is an outstanding port city that has witnessed many important developments throughout history. Antalya and its surroundings witnessed many vital events. One of these events II. It took place in July 1941 during World War II. It was the immersion of the Didier ship by the British fleet. From Vichy France to the German forces fighting in North Africa. St. Didier ship was forced to flee to the Eastern Mediterranean when the British Navy was prosecuted in the Mediterranean. As a result of this pursuit, it tried to take refuge in Antalya port of Turkey which remained neutral in the Second World War. But this situation could not prevent the British navy from sinking the ship. During the attack, there was no loss of life in the port of Antalya but material damage occurred. Some of the ship's crew lost their lives in this attack and the survivors took shelter in Antalya harbor. These people who were supported by the people of Antalya in the first place were then temporarily placed by the state to Afyon. The persistent policy of neutrality during the Second World War, Turkey, has not been a strong reaction against this attack occurred around your own land. The shipwreck in question is still in the vicinity of the port of Antalya. In this study, this historical event was tried to be illuminated for the first time in the light of archival documents, news in the period press and the memories of witnesses of the period



Keywords
Antalya, St. Didier Ship, World War II, Antalya Harbor



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