Greeks set fire to Turkish admiral's vessel

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Historical Context Note

Greek insurgents set fire to the ship of the Turkish admiral as a reprisal for the recent atrocities on Chios, in which the majority of the island's Christian inhabitants were either massacred or sold as slaves. After burning of the admiral's ship, the rest of the fleet scatters.
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Editors. "Greeks set fire to Turkish admiral's vessel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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