Day archives: June 29th, 2019

The Special Armenian Shock Division of Andranik Ozanyan

The Special Armenian Shock Division

The Special Shock Division, otherwise known as the Special Armenian Infantry Division, the Armenian Special Division, or the Western Armenian Division, was an irregular military unit under the command of Andranik Ozanyan consisting mainly of Armenians. The Special Shock Division was formed on December 22, 1917, by order of the Russian commander-in-chief in the Caucasus …