American Military Mission to Armenia is greeted in Mardin, Turkey.
Mardin Turkey Date:1919, October Duration:1 min 1 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Camera pans across welcoming delegation of local officials lined up in front of the railroad train of the so-called American Military Mission to Armenia, aka the Harbord Commission. (Some U.S. soldiers can be seen in and near the train.) It was arriving in Mardin, by rail, from Adana and Allepo. (Reportedly, the gentleman in black, standing to the right hand side of the lady, in the welcoming delegation, is Abdurrahman Kavvas, a descendant of the Ortoqid family that ruled Eastern Anatolia, Northern Syria and Northern Iraq in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.) In a change of scene, the camera pans over a large group of local people who pose standing side-by-side. A contingent of Turkish cavalry ride past, followed by a squad of marching Turkish infantry.
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