Constantine I and the Greek people

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byPaxton Hibben

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... He was willing to postpone the elections if the Entente ministers consented to it. At the instance of Venizelos, they did so, thus nullifying their ultimatum of June 21, the corner-stone of which had been the demand for new elections. On the satisfactory arrangement of this feature, Venizelos agreed to give the support of the liberal party to the Zaimis cabinet. Similarly approached by Mr. Zaimis, Messrs. Gounaris and Rhallys, the leaders of two factions of the conservatives, promised a like support of the Zaimis government. The stage was set for the final act of Greece's neutrality. Not a single important voice was now raised against Greece's joining the Allies. Queen Sophie, herself, the Kaiser's sister, speaking of the imminent change in the policy of Greece, exclaimed "How can it be otherwise!" Baron von Schenck, with whom I talked on the day of his expulsion from Greece, declared flatly that Greece's entry into the war was inevitable. The Austrian and German ministers were so persuaded of this that they telegraphed their home governments advising that the United States be sounded about representing their interests in Greece in the event of war, and began their preparations to leave Athens. On September 6, receiving the officers of the llth Division who, in the revolt at Saloniki on August 30, had remained loyal to the Greek flag, King Constantine drove home the lesson of discipline in the organization of an army. In a stirring speech he praised those who had remained faithful to their oath, concluding with the statement that "with such officers and men we are ready to face any enemy!" Thus foreshadowing an early declaration of war, the commander-in-chief of the Greek army gave the keynote for an immense military enthusiasm, whose widespread...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... He was willing to postpone the elections if the Entente ministers consented to it. At the instance of Venizelos, they ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217920497

ISBN - 13:9780217920490

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