Millennium History

History of Europe

  • "Don't forget Thermopylae"... Piraeus of the 34th fought in Ukraine

    After the decision to intervene against the Bolsheviks in Ukraine, the French sent meager forces to the region, also requesting Greeces assistance. El. Venizelos agreed and ordered the dispatch of the 1st Army Corps. The first Greek unit to arrive in Ukraine was the heroic 34th Infantry Regiment (IP

  • Επανάσταση 1821:Με πρησμένο το χέρι από το “κόψιμο” των Τούρκων…

    Τον Αύγουστο του 1821 η ελληνική Επανάσταση βρισκόταν ακόμα στα σπάργανα. Παρά τις επιτυχίες των επαναστατών η Τριπολιτσά κρατούσε ακόμα στον Μωριά ενώ στη Ρούμελη οι Τούρκοι είχαν εδραιωθεί στη Λαμία αλλά και στην Αττική. Η Τριπολιτσά όμως κινδύνευε πλέον σοβαρά να πέσει. Οι Έλληνες είχαν περισφίξε

  • Phibos Klokkaris:The Greek EPOS of EOKA... They fought for the Union

    The national liberation struggle of the Hellenism of Cyprus against the British Empire is perhaps the most glorious period of its three thousand-year historical journey. The small, invisible army of the EOKA, drawn from the bowels of the enslaved Hellenism of Cyprus with a core of its brash youth, h

  • Karaiskakis:St. Vlasios 1823... First, serious battle &victory against the Turks

    On December 31, 1823 the pasades Omer Bryonis and Kioutachis solved the siege of Messolonghi which had withstood all their attacks. The Turks moved towards Agrinio – then Vrahori. The Turks were facing a serious lack of supplies and were in a hurry to cross the Acheloos which due to the season was f

  • BATTLE OF KLESIOURAS -1941:The Swan Song of the Greek Army

    After the Germans had broken the defensive location at Klidis, the only hope left for the Greek forces was to cover the Kleisoura Strait, denying the Germans direct access to Kastoria, in the hope that the Greek armies that were still fighting the Italians in Northern Epirus they would have time to

  • Was the first “world champion” in Chess Greek? J. Greco… (vid.)

    Gioacchino Greco, the chosen Calabros was the best chess player of his time. He played all over Europe and beat the best players in Italy, France, Spain and England. He was the first to record entire chess games. Chess is an ancient game and at the same time it is the oldest wargames. Legends connec

  • Patra - Kolokotronis 1821-22:Greek glory, Greek DISGUST and failures

    The Greek Revolution started in March 1821 and in the Peloponnese, in the wake of the movement of Al. Ypsilanti in Moldowallachia. Ai Paleai Patrai, todays Patra, was, from the late Middle Ages, one of the largest cities of the Peloponnese. Unfortunately the Turkish presence was strong there. Since

  • Fidonisi, for which Russian-Ukrainians are fighting, was Greek, of Achilles!

    Fidonisi, Snake Island officially, is a small island in the Black Sea at a distance of about 35 km from the coast, at the mouth of the Danube River. The island today belongs to Ukraine but has been occupied by the Russians. However, things were not always like this. In ancient times the island wa

  • 1922:The Turks sold the corpses of the slaughtered Greeks for fertilizer

    In 2013, historian Vlassis Agzidis unearthed three newspaper reports from 1924 describing how the administration of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk shipped 400 tons of human remains (about 50,000 human bodies) to the port of Marseille, France, on a British flag ship. The reports were published in the New York

  • The Battle of Crete:Glory and Testimonies of Heroism (vid./podcast)

    The Battle of Crete refers to the war events of World War II that took place on the island of CRETE during the period from May 20 to June 1, 1941. With the start of the Greco-Italian War, the security responsibility of Crete, after agreement of the Greek Government, Britain took over, due to the geo

  • The road to Alosis – The Byzantine military defeat in the 14th c.

    After the death of Michael Palaiologos and the restoration to the throne of his son, Andronikos II, the empire now entered the final course towards its end. Andronikos had nothing to do with military matters and did not give due importance to the army. However, by around 1300 the Byzantine Army, tha

  • Holy Lohos:The first Greek commandos in Africa and the Aegean (vid.)

    One of the most glorious pages of the Nations struggles, written in blood by a small unit of the Greek Armed Forces of the Middle East when Greece was living the nightmare of triple occupation during World War II, is the action of Iero Lochos in the Aegean. HOLY CAMPAIGN - NORTH AFRICA CAMPAIGN

  • Grammos 1949:The historic, life-saving victory of the Greek Army

    The Battle of Grammos is the last and decisive major battle of the Civil War. It was the biggest defeat of the already doomed Democratic Army of Greece (DSE). Especially after the defeat in the better fortified and organized location of Vichy, the combatants should have little hope for the possibili

  • The attempt to liberate Greece by Constantine IA Palaiologos

    Constantinos Palaiologos, the last emperor of Constantinople, the Marbled King, apart from his heroic sacrifice in 1453, was not a common personality of his times. He was born on February 9, 1404, or according to others on February 7, 1405. He was the eighth child of Emperor Manuel Palaiologos an

  • ΜΙΚΡΑ ΑΣΙΑ:Γάλλοι, Ιταλοί, Σοβιετικοί ΣΩΖΟΥΝ Κεμάλ και Τουρκία

    Ο Ελληνικός Στρατός αποβιβάστηκε στη Σμύρνη, το 1919, ως εντολοδόχος των μεγάλων δυνάμεων, οι οποίες ύστερα από τις τεράστιες ανθρωποθυσίες του άνθους του ανθρωπίνου δυναμικού τους στα χαρακώματα του Α΄ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου, δεν επιθυμούσαν για κανέναν λόγο, πόσο μάλλον για να εξυπηρετήσουν τα ελληνικ

  • Το ελληνικό μυστικό όπλο των παραμονών του Β’ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου

    Το ραντάρ είναι μια βρετανική εφεύρεση. Ωστόσο ελάχιστοι γνωρίζουν ότι και η μικρή Ελλάδα είχε επιχειρήσει στον τομέα αυτό. Πειράματα με χρήση ραδιοκυμάτων είχαν ξεκινήσει από τα τέλη του 19ου αι. εντάθηκαν δε κατά τον Α’ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο και ιδιαίτερα τις παραμονές του Β’ ΠΠ. ΤΟΥ ΠΑΝΤΕΛΗ Δ. ΚΑΡΥ

  • KKE-DSE, "Limnes" plan:Storm in the skull, recruitment up to Tsamidon

    The Limnes project was a product of the imagination of the KKE leader Nikos Zachariadis. It was put by him in the 3rd Plenary and of course, democratically, it was approved. The 3rd Plenary took place on September 11, 1947 in Yugoslavia and the plan was called The Lakes because of the nearby Prespa.

  • The great, overwhelming victory of the Byzantines against the "Latins"

    In 1185 the well-known Norman marauders of Sicily who were overseeing the Byzantine Empire attacked, occupied and looted Thessaloniki. With a base in the second city of the Empire they could easily threaten the capital Constantinople. The city was then ruled by the usurper Andronikos I Komnenos who

  • The largely unknown great victory of the Byzantines against the Turks

    In 1176 the Byzantine Empire suffered one of the most devastating defeats in its history at Myriokefalo. The Seljuk Turks continued their devastating raids in Asia Minor, taking advantage of their victory. However, Byzantium was still able to react and in fact particularly dynamically and effectivel

  • Amazons, daughters of Mars! Myth and truth from ancient times to today

    The Amazons, the mythical, legendary and real female warriors of the ancient world and their successors in more recent times have occupied a multitude of historians throughout the centuries. They are described as fearless and strong, skilled in war, excellent at horsemanship, excellent at the bow wh

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