Seddulbahir 32 Saat (Seddulbahir 32 Hours) with English Subtitles Review
As it is clear from the series’ name Seddulbahir 32 Saat, the series explains the story of a war in SeddulBahir which continued for 32 hours. Five different station were installed in Canakkale for the production of this series. To fully represent that duration, numerous weapons and outfits were used to satisfy the audience. After a long study of 8 months, trenches and bastions were created that were used in the Battles during the series. The shooting of this series completed in 4 months. Seddulbahir 32 Saat is a mini series consisting of only 4 episodes.
The First World War is still ongoing and the Ottoman Empire needs new soldiers. Sergeant Mehmet writes a letter and tells his family that he is doing well. Meanwhile, Major Mahmud Sabri prepares his soldiers against the British attack. The British have to go through Canakkale to take Istanbul. Ottoman soldiers started to defend the Canakkale Strait against the British, French, Anzac, and enemy soldiers from many different countries. Hussein talks to the soldiers who came to his village and decides to join the war to see his father for the last time. Blacksmith Ramiz volunteers and leaves his little son with Hatice. Hassan, the son of Ramiz, cannot easily accept this separation.
Although Ottoman soldiers were fewer than the British in number, they continued to protect the homeland. Major Mahmud Sabri is looking for a way to help his soldiers. Liman Pasha insists that these attacks are fake and does not send support to Seddulbahir. Cevat Pasha cannot understand the decision of Marshal Liman not to send support and sends an expedition group to Seddulbahir. Major Mahmud Sabri learns that the British are slowly advancing on the shore and sends the last soldiers on the front. Nurse Zeliha asks the injured soldiers who come to the first aid tent where Hussein is and whether he is alive. Major Mahmud Sabri decides a counterattack to stop the British advance, and Turkish troops begin the assault.
Turkish soldiers return to the headquarters after the attack. Hussein’s friends are worried about him and they try to find out where he is. Mehmet learns that his son is going to conflict but is not back. This news makes Mehmet very sad. Major Mahmud Sabri holds a short meeting with the officers and talks about the latest events. Major Mahmud Sabri makes a new plan to stop the British advance and tells the plan to officers. Mehmet talks to Major and says he wants to join the expedition group to call his son. Major Mahmud Sabri accepts this offer. Then Ramiz talks to Mehmet and reads the letter from the village to him. Hussein hides among the dead soldiers and sneaks up after the British go. Mehmet returns to the battlefield and starts looking for his son. Meanwhile, Hussein secretly approaches the British and watches them. Mehmet and Ramiz cannot find Hussein and think that he may have been caught by the British.
Mehmet makes a plan to attack the British stuck in a village and takes action immediately. Turkish soldiers prepare grenades and start waiting for an attack order. The British commander takes action to fully capture the village and kill the Turks. As Mehmet and the soldiers prepare for the attack, the order to withdraw will surprise them. Ramiz and the soldiers make a decision together. This decision is not to be withdrawn. A remaining group of Turkish soldiers says they do not want to retreat and want to resist the British until they die. Hussein returns to the headquarters and conveys what Mustafa Kemal told him. Hussein learns that Major will go to support Seddulbahir and asks for permission to go with him. Meanwhile, Mehmet cannot stand any longer and goes to speak to the British soldiers at the entrance of the village. Mehmet asks the British why they came here and what they are doing here.