TURKS' FIENDISH CRUELTY

TORTURE OF STARVING GREEKS

Thousands Die on 500-mile March

London, Aug 17. (1922)

The British Armenian Committee has issued a tragic statement by
Miss Ethel Thompson, an American, who was formerly an orphanage
worker in Anatolia. She says that the Turks drove ghastly lines
of starving Greek women and children for 500 miles without food
or clothing, until thousands of them dropped dead. Greek villages
were burned, and the inhabitants deported. Dead bodies were left
by the roadside where vultures devoured them.

Miss Thompson saw 300 small children driven into a circle, and
beaten with the flats of heavy swords. Girls, she says, disfigured
and dyed their faces to hide their beauty, thus hoping not to
be taken into harems.

Source

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - British Statesman

“... Mustapha Kemal's Army ... celebrated their triumph by the burning of Smyrna to ashes and by a vast massacre of its Christian population...”

Churchill W, The Aftermath, New York, Charles Scribner's and Sons, 1929, p444

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