Greek War of Independence

The Greek rebellion against the Ottoman Empire from 1821 to 1832.
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Aguline Tatoulian, during the Armenian Genocide, she shaved off her hair and dressed herself up in men’s fatigues in order to protect herself and defend her city of 35,000, which was being raped and pillaged by the Turks. She was shot in her left rib and lived with that bullet for 67 years. She was 1 of 9 women who survived the massacres Hadjin town, Adana Province in 1918...

Aguline Tatoulian, during the Armenian Genocide, she shaved off her hair and dressed herself up in men’s fatigues in order to protect herself and defend her city of 35,000, which was being raped and pillaged by the Turks. She was shot in her left rib and lived with that bullet for 67 years. She was 1 of 9 women who survived the massacres Hadjin town, Adana Province in 1918...

Greek freedom fighters, May 19 is the day of remembrance of the Pontian Greek Genocide (1916-1923). Records kept mainly by priests show a minimum 350,000 Pontian Greeks exterminated by Turkish troops and Kurdish para-militaries. Other sources including  foreign missionaries mention 500,000 deaths, most through deportation and forced marches into the Anatolian desert. Greek cities (Pafra, Samsous, Kerasous, and Trapezous) endured massacres and deportations that destroyed their populations.

Greek freedom fighters, May 19 is the day of remembrance of the Pontian Greek Genocide (1916-1923). Records kept mainly by priests show a minimum 350,000 Pontian Greeks exterminated by Turkish troops and Kurdish para-militaries. Other sources including foreign missionaries mention 500,000 deaths, most through deportation and forced marches into the Anatolian desert. Greek cities (Pafra, Samsous, Kerasous, and Trapezous) endured massacres and deportations that destroyed their populations.

circa1973 traditional costume skyros

circa1973 traditional costume skyros

Kese - Ottoman Purse for Gold Coins

Kese - Ottoman Purse for Gold Coins

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Greek Independence day cookies

Greek Independence day cookies

The statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis ( general and the pre-eminent leader of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire)

The statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis ( general and the pre-eminent leader of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire)

The division of the region of Macedonia after the Balkan Wars according to the Treaty of Bucharest

The division of the region of Macedonia after the Balkan Wars according to the Treaty of Bucharest

Filippos Margaritis, General Christodoulos Hadjipetros, c.1855  (Filippos Margaritis was the first Greek photographer.)

Filippos Margaritis, General Christodoulos Hadjipetros, c.1855 (Filippos Margaritis was the first Greek photographer.)

Greek irregular volunteers on the frontier during the Greco-Turkish War, Thessaly, Greece, 1897

Greek irregular volunteers on the frontier during the Greco-Turkish War, Thessaly, Greece, 1897

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