LIEUTENANT-GENERAL TOVMAS NAZARBEKYAN’S ROLE IN MILITARY OPERATIONS OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY AGAINST THE TURKISH GENOCIDAL FORCES (1914-1916)
Lieutenant-general Tovmas Hovhannes Nazarbekyan (1855-1931) is one of those rare military men who participated in several wars: 1877-1878 Russian-Turkish, 1904-1905 Russian-Japanese, during WWI Russian-Turkish, 1918 February-June Armenian-Turkish, then in 1918 December Armenian-Georgian, 1919-1920 Armenian-Tatar, 1920 autumn Armenian-Turkish military operations. During 1914-1918 T. Nazarbekyan was one of the witnesses of the tragedy of Western Armenians during the Armenian Genocide. On his order photographs of the consequences of the Turkish genocidal brutalities were taken. In his Memoirs T. Nazarbekyan presented the reports of his officers who depicted the mass killings of the Armenians organized and committed by the Ottoman authorities in full detail.
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