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  Battle of Lemnos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Three notable battles, two of which were naval engagements, took place at the island of Lemnos located in north west of the Aegean sea.
Vital to this plan was the capture of the Turkish held port of Moudros on the southern coast of the island of Lemnos.
This, the final naval battle of the First Balkan War, forced the Ottoman navy to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, where it did not venture from for the rest of the war.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/battle_of_lemnos   (358 words)

In 322 B.C. Lemnos passed on to the Macedonians, in 168 B.C. to the Romans, in 1204 A.D. to the Venetians, in 1261 to the Byzantines, in the beginning of the 15th century to the Genoese and then to the Turks.
In 1478, according to the eminent historian on Lemnos Argyrios Moschides, Lemnos was besieged and on the brink of reconquest by the Turks.
The terrain of Lemnos is mostly of of barren hills and mountains.
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 List of battles 1901-2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
1912 Battle of Lemnos (Oct 8)- Greek Marines Occupy the Ottoman held port of Moudros on the Island of Lemnos
1942 Battle of Dieppe August 19 - "Operation Jubilee" was an Allied attack on the German occupied port of Dieppe in France.
1944 Battle of Peleliu September 17 - A fight to capture an airstrip on a speck of coral in the western Pacific.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/L/List-of-battles-1901-2000.htm   (3359 words)

 The Internet Classics Archive | The History of Herodotus by Herodotus
This was Antidorus of Lemnos, whom the Athenians rewarded for his desertion by the present of a piece of land in Salamis.
For the commander of the Athenian trireme, when he saw her bear down on one of the enemy's fleet, thought immediately that her vessel was a Greek, or else had deserted from the Persians, and was now fighting on the Greek side; he therefore gave up the chase, and turned away to attack others.
Thus in the first place she saved her life by the action, and was enabled to get clear off from the battle; while further, it fell out that in the very act of doing the king an injury she raised herself to a greater height than ever in his esteem.
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The Greeks were able to align 353 triremes, but when battle to break the siege of Miletos was engaged, some of the Greek contingents lost heart and deserted, with the result that the Persians stormed the city and destroyed it; its inhabitants were sold as slaves.
After the great land battle of Plataia in 480 B.C., which was mainly a Spartan victory even though Athenians participated in it, patriotic Athenians tried to magnify their victory at Marathon into another great land battle in order to prove that Athens had not done less than Sparta in defeating the Persians in land battles.
The figure of the men engaged at Marathon was not preserved because at the moment of the battle this was not particularly important; it was the nature, the location, and the timing of the operations that proved decisive.
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 Naval Battle of Lemnos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Having unsettled the Turks with its apparent inactivity, the Greek fleet slipped out of Moudros on January 5th and engaged the Ottoman fleet 12 miles south east of Lemnos where an running sea battle which culminated on the January 18th took place.
Following a three-hour gunnery exchange on the morning of the January 18th the Turkish fleet, having sustained heavy damage, fled and was subsequently pursued and harried by the Greek ships all the way back to straits of the Dardanelles.
The withdrawal of the Turkish fleet to within the Dardanelles was confirmed by 1st Lieutenat Michael Moutoussis and Ensign Aristedes Moraitines on January 24, 1913 who took part in the first ever wartime naval aviation mission while flying their Maurice Farman hydroplane over the Nagara point where they spotted the enemy fleet.
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Battle of Himera The Carthaginians under Hamilcar are defeated by the Greeks of Sicily, led by Gelon of Syracuse.
Battle of Sellasia Defeat of Cleomenes III of Sparta by Antigonus Doson of Macedon and the Achaean League
Battle of Raphia Antiochus III the Great is defeated by Ptolemy IV August 2 Battle of Cannae Hannibal destroys the Roman army of Lucius Aemilius Paulus and Publius Terentius Varro in what is considered one of the great masterpieces of the tactical art.
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 Summary of and commentary on Herodotus' Histories, book 6
The famous battle of Marathon was probably fought on 12 August 490.
It was unusual that Greek warriors were buried on the battle field; the example of this burial must have been the famous poem the Iliad, where we read how the heroes of the Trojan war received burials on the battle field.
Whatever the truth, it is certain that cavalry took part in the final stages of the battle, because at least one Persian horseman was depicted in a contemporary painting representing the battle (in the Athenian building known as Stoa Poikilê).
www.livius.org /he-hg/herodotus/logos6_19.html   (1455 words)

 Tarpley V1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Wars with Genoa or with other powers were eagerly sought-after opportunities to loot the enemy's shipping with clouds of corsairs, and victory or defeat usually depended more on the success of the privateering than on the direct combat of the galleys, cogs, and soldiers of the battle fleets.
Through decades of treachery and mayhem, the Venetians were able to establish themselves as the leading entrepot port of the Mediterranean world, where, as in London up to 1914, the vast bulk of the world's strategic commodities were brought for sale, warehousing, and transshipment.
In the East, the Ottoman Turks were beginning to recover from the crushing defeat that the Turkish Emperor Bajazet had suffered in 1402 at the battle of Ankara at the hand of Tamerlane the Great.
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 SparkNotes: Lysistrata: Wool Metaphor–Myrrhine's Seduction
When Jason and the Argonauts ventured to Lemnos, Hysipyle married Jason and restored heterosexuality to the island.
Like the battle of the choruses, the women of Lemnos battle the men.
It is interesting, however, that in the mythology of the Amazons and the women of Lemnos the women control their own governments.
www.sparknotes.com /drama/lysistrata/section4.rhtml   (1257 words)

 UNIFORM INSIGNIA :: View topic - Greek Armed Forces History
At the battle of Phaliron on the 5th February, 1827, Makriyannis commanded the corps of Athenians.
At the beginning of 1897, the atmosphere in Greece was very tense because of the Cretan revolt and the slaughters the Greek population on the island suffered from the Turks.
In the battle of Verga where the Egyptian leader Ibrahim was about to give a huge blow on the Greek forces, got absolutely demorilised after he heard the proud words that once the ancient predesendants of Maniats said to their enemy: Come and get them.
forum.uniforminsignia.net /viewtopic.php?p=9021   (9700 words)

 List of battles 1801-1900   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
1806 Battle of Jena and Battle of Auerstedt October 14 - Davout, Napoleon defeat Prussians in separate battles
1812 Battle of Aslanduz October 31 - Russians defeat Persian army of Abbas Mirza.
1826 Battle of Ganja Russia defeats Persian invaders
www.enlightenweb.net /l/li/list_of_battles_1801_1900.html   (4661 words)

October 1915 Reasonable to suppose Dead: Finding of Board of Enquiry held at Sorpi Camp Lemnos, signed N. Fitzherbert, O.C. New Zealand Records Section.” So they obviously did not actually recover his body and he was just one of the many New Zealand soldiers killed that day.
A sad end to a loved son, brother and friend and a fate shared by so many fine men.
We have no photos of Edward, no living person who remembers him but I know that his brother Gordon felt his loss keenly and named his only son after him, only to lose him also in battle during WWII.
www.angelfire.com /ky/dawnsplace/edswar.html   (504 words)

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Age of Nelson Archives: ACTION REPORTS 276-300 276 The Battle of Dorchester FB; February 9th 1811 Side A: France 1C.DF.--.
Bomb Vessel Ledward 8 Struck Sunk 281 The Battle of Lemnos FB; February 16th 1811 Side A: France / Russia 1I.--.--.
Bomb Vessel Hecla 113 Escaped 293 The Battle of Tarragona FB; March 30th 1811 Side A: Great Britain 1I.--.--.
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