The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh



In 1933 Franz Werfel's 800 page epic novel 'The Forty Days of Musa Dagh' was published to huge acclaim. It told the story of a guerilla army of Armenian villagers holding out against overwhelming Turkish forces on the mountain of Musa Dagh in 1915, before evacuation by French forces to Port Said in Egypt. The mass murder of more than a million Armenians during this period had led to an international outcry during the war.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Maria Margaronis
Producer Mark Burman
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