Armenia & The Armenians
THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE ARMENIANS IN WWI
Some authoritative testimonials:
Lord Robert Cecil:
"In the beginning of the war, Russian Armenians organized
volunteer forces which bore the brunt of some of the heaviest fighting in
the Caucasian Campaign. After the Russian Army's collapse following the
1917 Revolution, the Armenians took over the Caucasian Front, fought the
Turks for five months, and thus rendered a very important service to the
British Army in Mesopotamia. They served alike in the British, French
and American armies, and have borne their part in General Allenby's
victory over the Turks in Palestine. The services rendered by the
Armenians in the Common Cause can never be forgotten."
Field Marshall Allenby, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in the
Eastern Mediterranean operations, stated in a despatch dated October 12,
"I am proud of the Armenian contingent in my command. It has
fought splendidly and has taken a great part in the victory."
Liman Von Sanders, German General:
"The collapse of the Turkish Palestinian front was due to the
fact that the Turks sent all their available forces to the Caucasian and
Azerbijan fronts where they fought the Armenians."