Manuel Bogharian

During the defense of Aintab, I was a kid. We tried to help as much as we could. The French were in Cilicia then, as you well know, and they alongside the Armenian volunteers were fighting Ataturk’s army. Of course, the French hadn’t sent their real army, only the Foreign Legionnaires. Many of them were Senegalese soldiers who ate cats. They would shoot cats and we would find them and bring them back and get bullets in return. We took those bullets to the Armenian fighters.