A complete series of 27 illustrated issues of a magazine Harb Mecmuası, meaning War Journal, was published as a bi-weekly by the Ottoman Ministry of War between 1915–1918, as a propaganda journal, showcasing the successes of the war.
The articles and numberless documentary photographs give valuable information on World War I from the Ottoman side. The text especially concentrates on larger campaigns, such as the Gallipoli campaign, to which most of the first issues are dedicated, the attack on the Suez Canal and the battles of the Arabic Peninsula.
Longer illustrated passages in the second part describe the siege of Medina, the Arab leaders siding with the Ottomans and the battles in Egypt. The photographs also represent the British POWs and shot British army planes. Most of the photographs were made on the field, and some, such as the views of Gallipoli and the Suez Canal, from airplanes.
References: OCLC 978233705, 942782894, 259921554, 949452200, 1030918629, 22475175, 834753115.