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14 July 2006


Stavros Stavridis

Anyone interested in reading about Asia Minor, I have provided the link below to some of my articles.

Stavros Stavridis

Anyone interested in reading about Asia Minor, I have provided the link below to some of my articles.

Stavros Stavridis

The worst mistake that the Constantinist Government did in early 1921 was the removal of 1500 experienced Venizelist officers by appointing inexperienced Royalists. I must say that General Papoulas who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Greek Army in Asia Minor from early 1921 to his removal in May 1922 proved a very capable leader. General Hadjianestis who replaced Papoulas weakened the Greek military position around Smyrna by transferring two divisions to Eastern Thrace.


The divide between Venizelists and monarchists was extremely divisive and counter-productive. It came at the worst possible time and it produced a disaster. Unfortunately Greek unity has always been elusive. I would recommend reading the following post:

The following post by Ted Laskaris is indicative of the talents and experience of the Venizelist officers epitomized by Nicholas Plastiras:

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