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World War 100: 29 September - Italo-Turkish War

Updated Wednesday 28th September 2011

We continue World War 100, a reflective countdown to the start of the Great War by looking at a significant precursor of the First World War that started 100 years ago on 29 September - Italo-Turkish War.

The Italo-Turkish War was fought between the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Italy from 29 September 29, 1911 to 18 October 18, 1912.

It wasn't a huge war but coomentators say it sparked nationalism in the Balkan states so played a significant role in the lead up to the First World War.

You can see an actual scanned-in New York Times article from the day after the war started, an extract of which is below.

Italo-Turkish War article Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: New York Times

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