Day archives: October 10th, 2018

Photo of the Armenian Self-Defense of Van

Photo of the Armenian Self-Defense of Van

The self-defense of Van lasted from April to May 1915 (photo taken in May). Armenians had 1.500 warriors, while the Ottomans had 5.000 soldiers. It should be noted that one of the leaders of the defense was the famous Armenian artist Panos Termelezian. “The photo shows the work of his hand: Gurgen Mahari, a refugee, …