Armenia, Australia & the Great War
Armenia, Australia & the Great War by Vicken Babkenian, Peter Stanley
English | September 1, 2016 | ISBN: 1742233996 | EPUB | 336 pages | 2.7 MB
Australian civilians worked for decades supporting the survivors and orphans of the Armenian Genocide massacres.
24 April 1915 marks the beginning of two great epics of the First World War. It was the day the allied invasion forces set out for Gallipoli; and it marked the beginning of what became the Genocide of the Ottoman Empire's Armenians. For the first time, this book tells the powerful, and until now neglected, story of how Australian humanitarians helped people they had barely heard of and never met, amid one of the twentieth century's most terrible human calamities. With 50 000 Armenian-Australians sharing direct family links with the Genocide, this has become truly an Australian story.
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