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Battle of Giannitsa

Battle of Giannitsa
Part of First Balkan War
Date: October 19-20 (O.S.) 1912
Location: Giannitsa, Greece
Result: Greek victory
Combatants
Kingdom of Greece Ottoman Empire
Commanders
Crown Prince Constantine Gen Hasan Tahsim Pasha
Strength
80000 men, 120 guns ca. 25000 men, 30 guns
Casualties
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

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Battle of Giannitsa, Battle of Giannitsa,

Sources

* 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

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