172 The War Illustrated October 10th, 1941 Black SeaPorts Menaced by the Fires of WarT BAR Z O N (Trebizond), a Turkish town not far from the Transcaucasian frontier. One of the oldest settlements on the Black Sea, it is still enclosed within Byzantine walls. Its population at the last census was 29,682. YALTA, on the Crimean coast, has long been famed as a Russian health resort. Called “The Swallow’s Nest,” this view gives a good idea of its natural beauty. On the aright, glimpse of industrial ODESSA, which, though surrounded by the Nazis, is still holding out. Pholos, Topical P rtss, .N.AE .and Paul Popper SEBASTOPOL, the Soviet port not far from Balaclava, Crimea, on the Black Sea. It is one of the Russian state dockyards, and has a population of about 80,000. Z O N LUG D A K .aT urkish port,about ISO miles east of Istanbul. It is the chief town of a vilayet in which lies the biggest coalfield not only in Turkey but in the Balkans and the Near East. VARNA, a Bulgarian port which is likely to play a big part in the war if the Nazis force Bulgaria to fight against Russia. This photograph shows the up-to-date bathing establishments. Population in 1934,70,000.