Battle of Giannitsa
|Battle of Giannitsa|
|Part of First Balkan War|
|Kingdom of Greece||Ottoman Empire|
|Crown Prince Constantine||Gen Hasan Tahsim Pasha|
|80000 men, 120 guns||ca. 25000 men, 30 guns|
|188 dead, ca. 973 wounded||no official data|
The Battle of Giannitsa (Greek: Μάχη των Γιαννιτσών) was a battle between the Greeks and the Ottomans. The Turk (Greek speaking) commander was Tahsim Pasha from Ioannina. The battle took place on October 20/November 2, 1912. The Greek Army defeated the Ottomans, opening the way towards Thessaloniki. The city of Thessaloniki was protected from Sea by the canons at Karabournou. It was raining during the battle.
Battle of Giannitsa, 20/21. 10 .1912
Lithography, Artist unknown
* An Index of events in the military history of the Greek nation., Hellenic Army General Staff, Army History Directorate, Athens, 1998. ISBN 960-7897-27-7
* Richard C. Hall, The Balkan Wars 1912-1913. Prelude to the First World War., Routledge, New York 2000. ISBN 041-5229-46-4
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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