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The guns of Navarino
« on: Sunday, 20 October, 2019 @ 12:53:01 »
October 20 Marks 192 Years Since the Battle of Navarino

One of the most important battles in Greece’s War of Independence took place 192 years ago today, on October 20, 1827.

It was on this date that a coalition of united European powers defeated the Ottoman Turkish naval forces in the area of Navarino in the Peloponnesian peninsula.

After almost four centuries of Ottoman rule, the Greeks revolted and bravely fought against their occupiers. Greece’s revolution was viewed sympathetically by many European powers and especially their people in France, Britain, and Russia, who sent considerable forces to assist the revolted Greeks.

More detailed version of events on Wikipedia: Battle of Navarino