File No. 763.72/11903

The Ambassador in France ( Sharp) to the Secretary of State


5575. Boghos Nubar Pasha, President of the National Armenian Delegation, has asked me to transmit to the Department a request which they are making to the Allied Governments that Armenia be recognized as a belligerent as have been the Czecho-Slovaks. The request is based in part on the fact that many thousands of Armenians have been fighting for the Allies in France in the Foreign Legion, in Palestine under General Allenby, in the American, British, and Canadian armies, in addition to those serving on the Turkish and Caucasian fronts. He also points to the fact that hundreds of thousands of his people have been massacred for their loyalty to the Allied cause. I will forward full text in the next pouch.1

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