Vanessa Kachadurian best selling Novel "Forty Days of Musa Dagh" (1980)

This is the picnic put on by the committee comprised of descendants of survivors of Musa Dagh.

Musa Dagh is the mountain in northern Lebanon (Mountain of Moses) that Christian Armenians fled

to and fought successfully against the Ottoman Military for 40+ days and nights.  The French Navy rescued them off the mountain, the true story was a best seller written by Franze Werfel.