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Balkan Wars

Greek Immigrants Return to Form a Nation After Defending Homeland in Balkan Wars

In a live-streamed presentation for the historical society of Schenectady New York in 2020, Peter S. Giakoumis, author of the book "The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars: Greek-Americans and Philhellenes 1912-1913" presented a little-known aspect of the American...

Greek Immigrants Return to Form a Nation After Defending Homeland in Balkan Wars

In a live-streamed presentation for the historical society of Schenectady New York in 2020, Peter S. Giakoumis, author of the book "The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars: Greek-Americans and Philhellenes 1912-1913" presented a little-known aspect of the American...

Commemorating Thessaloniki's Liberation from the Turks

It was October 26, 1912 when freedom bells rang in Thessaloniki, as the Greek army liberated the city from Ottoman rule. The city was freed only 20 days after the declaration of the First Balkan War. At the start of...

70 Years Since the Return of Greek Battleship from the Middle East

A century has passed since Greek battleship “G. Averof” sailed into the Faliro bay and was appointed as the flagship of the Hellenic Navy, heading the martial efforts of the Hellenic Nation for self determination and restoration of Hellenism in...

Balkan Wars' Centennial Exhibit In Athens

To mark the centennial anniversary of the Balkan Wars outbreak, the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarianism and Democracy is hosting an exhibit The Unknown Front of the Balkan Wars: The Administrative Incorporation of the New Lands. The aim of this...

The Balkan Wars – 100 Years Later

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Balkan Wars, which engulfed Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro. The combined armies of the Balkan states overcame the numerically inferior and strategically disadvantaged Ottoman armies and achieved rapid success during a...