17 Aug 1922: Turks' Fiendish Cruelty, The Argus


Torture of Starving Greeks
Thousands Die on 500-mile March

The Argus (Melbourne).
Aug 18, 1922.

                             London, Aug 17. 
    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  thou-
sands  of them  dropped  dead.   Greek  vil-
lages were burned, and the inhabitants  de-
ported.  Dead bodies were left by the road-
side 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, dis-
figured and dyed their faces  to  hide  their
beauty, thus hoping  not  to be  taken into

Source: TURKS' FIENDISH CRUELTY. (1922, August 18). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 7. Retrieved March 3, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1839745


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