The Ottoman Empire crumbled at the beginning of the 20th Century. Shortly after WWI broke out, as the Turks struggled to retain control, a great many Armenians were either killed or relocated. There are many conflicting versions of what actually happened, but links are here provided for those who would like to try to piece some of it together.

Aneurin Williams, the Welsh M.P., warned the British Foreign Office of what was going on in an attempt to get support for intervention on the behalf of those being killed.