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6 – Transcaucasia (1919 – 1920) (3 items)

[Transcaucasia / Georgia / Baku / Armenia (Erivan) / Azerbaijan]: c. Oct. 1919 – September 1920

“Some hectic and insecure months followed as British Chief Commissioner in the disturbed countries of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan; Luke later remembered the Armenian capital, Erivan, as ‘the saddest town’ he ever saw (see Luke, Cities and Men, Volume 2, page 170). He was at heart more interested in the ethnography of the Caucasus than in its contemporary politics, and although De Robeck valued his services, in the Foreign Office Luke’s abilities were sometimes regarded more sceptically” (Holland)

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