National Geographic : 1918 Jul
Photograph by Mortimer J. Fox MENDING "ALI FRESCO": CONSTANTINOPLE, TURKEY "Turkey has never been a manufacturing country, but has shipped abroad her raw. materials-silk and wool and hides-and has received them back in cloth and shoes. With the water-power of its mountain valleys harnessed, future generations would see their land transformed. But the greatest resource of this country arises from its geographic position. Three arms stretch out in three directions-one to 'the con tinent of the past,' one to 'the continent of the present,' and a third to 'the continent of the future.'" Photograph byD.Carruthers AN ARABOF THE BENI SAKHR TRIBE Baron de Larrey, who was Napoleon's surgeon general onthelatter's Egyptian and Syrianexpedition, haspaid this tribute totheArabs: "Their physical structure isinallrespects more perfect than that of Europeans; their organs ofsense exquisitely acute, their size above the average of men in general, their figure robust and elegant, their color brown; their intelligence proportionate totheir physical perfection and without doubt superior, other things being equal, tothat ofother nations." This peoplehas recently revolted against Turkish oppression (see page 66).