Greek War of Independence: Egyptians Attack May 19, 2022 21:43:01 GMT -5
Post by Emperor AAdmin on May 19, 2022 21:43:01 GMT -5
Greek War of Independence: Egyptians Attack - Early Modern DOCUMENTARY
May 19, 2022
Kings and Generals
Kings and Generals historical animated documentary series on the early modern history,
as well as the history Greece and the Ottoman Empire continues with the second episode
in our story of the Greek War of Independence, which gave Greece its new era of
independence. In the first video (https://youtu.be/lRNSJzIYQy8) we talked about the reasons
this revolt has occurred and what the life in the Ottoman Empire was like for the Greeks. This
second episode will talk about a number of battles, including Peta and Karpenisi, how these
battles led to the internal strife among the Greeks and forced the Ottomans to send an armada
from Egypt to attack the rebels. All that put the revolution into peril.
10 hours ago
Some elements are missing, most important the naval Battle of Gerontas in 29 August 1824,
where the Greek fleet of 75 small ships defeated an Ottoman armada of 100 ships
contributed to by Egypt, Tunisia and Tripoli. This Battle saved the island of Samos, which
remained free since the end of the Greek War of Independence. and The Battle of the Lerna
Mills in 24 June 1825, where the Greek forces lead by Dimitrios Ypsilantis stopped the advance
of Ibrahim Pasha to the capital Nafplio. This battle is considered a turning point to Ibrahim's
campaign. Can't wait for the final Siege of Missolonghi, one of the most heroic moments in the
entire Greek History, where the 3.000 Greek defenders fought isolated by everyone for an
entire year besieged by 30.000 Ottomans and Egyptians lead by Reşid Mehmed Pasha, also
known as Kütahı, and Ibrahim Pasha. And i hope that you cover the campaign of the other
great Greek military leader Georgios Karaiskakis in Central Greece, who defeated the forces of
Kutahi Pasha, until his mysterious death.
4 hours ago
The 'Turkish connection' was that the Khedives of Egypt were nominal vassals of the Ottoman
Empire, so all acts were done, notionally, in the name of the Ottoman Sultan in Constantinople.
The Egyptian elite may be described as 'notionally' Turkish speaking because while Ali's grandson
Ismail Pasha, who took over power in Egypt, spoke Turkish and could not speak Arabic, Arabic
rapidly became widely used in the army and administration in the following decades, until under
the Khedive Ismail Arabic was made the official language of government, with Turkish being
confined only to correspondence with the Sublime Porte.
The term al-turkiyyah alth-thaniya (Arabic: التركية الثانية) meaning 'second Turkiyyah' was used in
Sudan to denote the period of Anglo-Egyptian rule (1899-1956).
11 hours ago
Apart from the civil war Ibrahim's campaign was the most devastating blow to the greek cause.
Not only his reformed, along european lines, professional army could successfully repel the rebels
but his plans for Peloponnese caused a huge bloodbath. Ibrahim didn't simply want to pacify the
region but to also colonize it with Egyptians. As such the destruction could only be compared with
the aftermath of the failed 1770 Orlov Revolt. Even today the phrase "Braïmis passed by" is used
to describe a big disaster. It was Kolokotronis and his policy of punishing those that surrendered
that kept the Revolution going. Even through Ibrahim's forces would only be destroyed at the 1827
naval battle of Navarino the guerrilla attacks did took a toll to his army. The irony of the story is
that his father Mohammad Ali is held in high esteem because he encouraged many Greek merchants
to settle in Egypt giving them many privileges. Their presence was crucial for the region's economic
development and by the end of the 19th century the constituted practically Egypt's middle class.