Missionaries In Danger -nyt19150510

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Americans in Van Threatened as Turks Overcome Armenians

MAY 10, 1915

TIFLIS, (via London,) May 10.--American missionaries in the Vilayet of Van, where the Armenians appear to be weakening after a fierce resistance against attacking Turks and Kurds are reported in grave danger.

The American missions are in the suburbs of the vilayet, where for fourteen days the hundred Armenian boys and girls and thirty American citizens have taken refuge in this quarter of the town.

The Turks have fired 17,000 shells upon the defenders in the fighting of the last few days.

A hard copy of this article or hundreds of others from the time of the Armenian Genocide can be found in The Armenian Genocide: News Accounts From The American Press: 1915-1922