28 August 2014

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3385) The Armenian / Eastern Legion (Légion Arménienne / Légion dOrient)

Alternative Title
The Armenian Legion
Story

The Eastern / Armenian Legion (1916-1920). After negotiations in September and October 1916, between the paint Noumpar Pasha and the French authorities, the Eastern Legion (Légion d'Orient) was formally established in Cairo in November 1916 would be an auxiliary unit of the French Army, which consisted by Armenian volunteers from the Middle East, Europe and North America, whose purpose would be the release of Cilicia of the Ottoman Empire, with the aim of creating an independent Armenian state in the region. Several Armenian organizations pledged contributions to form battalions of the Legion. After negotiations with the British authorities decided that the training of volunteers will take place in Monarga in the Karpas peninsula, Cyprus. The camp was built in December 1916 by refugees from the Armenian Genocide and in January 1917 began the arrival of volunteers, which continued throughout the course of 1917 and 1918 The selection and training were quite strict. The camp consisted of the headquarters, barracks, various auxiliary facilities (including a Havouzas) and a small chapel. . . .

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3384) Population Estimates Of New Armenian State, Aug 1919 by Albert H Lybyer

Draft of a report produced by Albert Lybyer, including handwritten notes, giving a range of population estimates for a new Armenian state, using different territorial proposals.

Lybyer, Albert Howe, 1876-1949
Armenia -- Population -- Statistics
World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Armenia -- Sources

ID Record series 15/13/22, Box 17: King-Crane Commission (May-August 1919)
Oberlin College
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Archives
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27 August 2014

3383) Compilation of Historical Complexities

© This content Mirrored From  http://armenians-1915.blogspot.comA friendly explanation to readers regarding this compilation of historical complexities:

A few weeks ago, I reread my earlier reading before year 2005, with quotes from some twenty two books, which very few would read to have bits of knowledge from neutral sources on “genocide” allegations. This early study posted in 2005, titled “About Armenian Allegations” despite my separate distributions still stands unnoticed particularly in Turkey. Of course, since then several others “neutral or Armenian sourced” books have been marked and added in my library. I was thinking to expand the earlier study with the many new additions (and surprisingly all exposing the distortions and fakeries still going on), and by this time below book was made available for reading. Since it covered a very short bracket of time, and I had already taken excerpts from the book “Paris 1919” by Margaret MacMillan (granddaughter of Lloyd George), I hesitated to really go into it.

I do not know how many readers by chance, understands that I am a “strange idealist to defend truth”. Some thought that “I was another propagandist and liar”, and more sadly even in my country, when a Turkish Armenian living abroad tried to get some reference on me (without looking on the internet), he wrote to me:
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