Plans Armenian Corps To Fight For The Allies -nyt19151019b

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Russian Officer Proposes to Obtain Recruits in Many Countries, Including America

OCTOBER 19, 1915

LONDON, Oct. 18.--A dispatch to Reuter's Telegram Company from Petrograd says:

"Captain Torcom is planning to raise volunteer corps from the Armenians now residing in the Balkans, Egypt, Italy, France, Great Britain, and the United States to flight in the ranks of the Allies against Turkey.

"In as appeal with this end in view Captain Torcom says that the Armenians have been unable to prevent the massacre of Armenians in Asia Minor by the Turks, but that those living in other countries can help fight Turkey and that the allied powers will not refuse them the honor of joining in the war against their oppressors.

"Captain Torcom's plan provides for the formation of a maximum of thirty battalions and a minimum of ten battalions. Captain Torcom was wounded in the recent fighting in Cilicia, but is now able to leave the hospital and is about to start for London to get his plan in operation."

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