Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Greek Stamps Celebrate Liberation of Ioannina

First Day of Issue: February 21, 2013 - Greece

Greece has issued a set of three new postage stamps celebrating the 100th anniversary of the liberation of Ioannina.

The war waged by the Balkan allies against the Ottoman Empire ended with many issues unresolved. In early 1913, operations on the Epirus front had ground to a halt, and the Hellenic Army was endeavouring to liberate Ioannina.

After many months of struggle, the much-anticipated liberation would be achieved by force and not by negotiation. On 21 February 1913, the Hellenic Army entered Ioannina.

Learn more at: Hellenic Post

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