In the late 19th century, Armenian nationalists began to revolt against the Ottoman Empire , spurred by Western political ideals and the desire for their own homeland. When World War 1 broke out, Russian troops invaded eastern Turkey and many Armenians joined their ranks. By 1915, the struggle between Christian Armenians and Muslims turned into a tragic bloodbath. Over the next five years, more than two million Armenians and Muslims - Turkish, Kurdish, and Azeri - died from disease, starvation, exposure and outright massacre. This one-hour program examines the details of this horrible struggle, explains its causes, and reveals the key role played by Western powers in the conflict. / This DVD can be ordered from TCA for $12 plus shipping and handling. If you order this DVD through your library, it will be shipped to your library free of charge. To order, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address.
About Marty Callaghan:
Marty Callaghan is a veteran journalist who has been writing and producing documentaries since 1996. He has won three filmmaking awards, and his Archives of War series has sold more than 10,000 copies in the consumer market since 1999.
As a staff editor for the U.S. Naval Institute in Annapolis, MD., Marty played a key role in publishing Tom Clancy’s first novel, The Hunt for Red October. He read the first chapter of the book in the author’s home and got the manuscript to the Naval Institute Press, which published the book in 1984.
Since his childhood in Chicago, Marty has studied naval and military history. While serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve, he received the Naval Achievement Medal for outstanding work in journalism. His master’s thesis in history investigated the loss of the USS Thresher in April 1963 – the Navy’s worst submarine disaster.
Besides contributing to dozens of programs in the consumer market as a writer and/or producer, Marty produced a double-DVD release in 2001 -- Remember Pearl Harbor: America Taken by Surprise.
For the past few years, Marty has focused on documentaries related to the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East, including Armenian Revolt and Blood and Oil – The Middle East in World War One. He has filmed interviews and location footage across Turkey, Europe, and the United States