||At the time of the Armistice, the Allied Commanders in Syria found some 200,000 deported Armenians who had survived the 1915 Genocide, homeless and on the verge of starvation. During 1919, Colonel Edouard Brémond supervised the return of an estimated 120,000 to 150,000 Armenian exiles to their homes throughout Cilicia. Another 50,000 people were shipped by rain to their homes in western Asia Minor.
In September, on the first anniversary of the Battle of Arara, French officers showered praise on the Legionnaires and gave assurances that the Allies would not forget their obligations to the Armenians.
Pictured: Legionnaire Camp, 1920, with Aram Hovsepian in the foreground.