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From deep middle ages, the slopes of Mount Musa were occupied by Armenian villages, and were well known by their love for their independence and courage to fight for their rights. In 1915, in accordance to the Turkish plan of cleaning historical Armenia from its true owners, announcements occurred in 6 villages, that had a total population of 6000, claiming Armenians to be ready for "deportation" within 8 days. This improper approach would be tolerated by many, but not in villages in Musa Dagh (Mount Musa)! 4300 people, that included not more than 600 men, capable to fight, and who had 150 shotguns, preferred climbing the mountain and protect themselves. The first 6-day triumphant struggle against 200 Turkish soldiers was followed by a second prevailing battle against Turkish regiment of 5000 that also promised nothing to Turks. The third attack on the 19th of August with a regiment of 9000 trained army soldiers was no better. After 2 days of fierce battle Turks had to retreat again leaving 1000 soldiers and a considerable amount of weapons behind.

 
After this major loss, the Turkish army changed its strategy and surrounded the mountain waiting till Armenians run out of water and food. Thanks to God people from a French cruiser noticed the banner with the note "Christians in distress: Rescue" that Armenians had made out of sheets. French helped and saved remaining Armenians from Turkish army and took them to Egypt, however in 1939 many of them returned to Armenia and founded a village near Yerevan. And the museum of Musaler Heros is built on a hill above this village, where the precedents of national heroes live to date.

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