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An educational Module on NATO Standardization was provided to Integrated Air & Missile Defence Center of Excellence (IAMD COE) Staff, via VTC from June 24th till...

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On Tuesday 12th May 2020 Frigate “HYDRA” (Class Meko-200HN) set sail from Salamis Naval Base in order to participate in Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI. Additionally,...

Participation of Hellenic Personnel and Assets in a SAR Operation after Request by the Italian Authorities

On Thursday 30 06:30 (local time) April 2020, an S-70B AEGEAN HAWK Rotary Wing (RW) aircraft of the Hellenic Navy (with a crew of...

Integrated Air Missile Defence Centre of Excellence Memoranda of Understanding Signed

On 8 April 2020, the Integrated Air and Missile Defence Centre of Excellence (IAMD CoE) Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony took place at...

Meeting of the CHOD with the Ambassador of Qatar to Greece

On Thursday 5 March 2020, the Chief of Defence (CHOD) General Konstantinos Floros met at his office with the Ambassador of Qatar to Greece,...


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A force of 12,000 Turk-Albanians led by Yusuf Pasha Berkovcali and Abas Pasha set out from Gravia and attacked Ampliane in Phocis, which was fortified by Nakos Panourgias. The Greek rebel units there were reinforced by G. Drakos, Dangles, Zervas, Perraivos, Notaras, Tzavellas and Panomaras, their strength reaching 3,000 men. After a hard battle that lasted nine hours the Greeks turned the Turk-Albanians to flight, pursuing them for three days. The losses of the Turks totaled 2,000 killed the Greeks lost thirty-seven.


The five-man band of the guerrilla leaders Demetrios Gogolakes (Metrouses) and Sergeant Theodoros Tourlentes was surrounded by the Turks in the neighborhood of Kato Kemenikia in Serres, after being betrayed by the Bulgarians. After an unequal battle Tourlentes, Metrouses and one other guerrilla were killed, while the remaining two were captured and hanged.


The eleven-member guerrilla band led by Second Lieutenant Andreas Makoules (nom-de-guerre Stenemachites) was surrounded by a Turkish army detail in the village of Dovishta (mod. Emmanouel Papas). In the clash that followed, nine members of the band were killed, among them Makoules.


Divisional Cavalry of Division VIII entered Komotene at 1100 hours, where it was enthusiastically received by its Greek inhabitants.


Greece was faced with the pressing German demand that it join the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy). King Constantine I and Prime Minister Eleutherios Venizelos remained steadfast in their decision to remain neutral.


A Sacred Band force of 158 men, led by Lieutenant Colonel Tryphon Triantaphyllakos, and seventy-nine British, led by the commander of the Commando Brigade, carried out a raid against the island of Syme, that was defended by fifty-three Germans and 175 Italians. The enemy lost nine killed and seventeen wounded, while 108 Italians and 41 Germans were taken prisoner.
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