France and Britain occupy Piraeus (33 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors


France and Britain occupy Piraeus, the port of Athens, after declaring a blockade of Greece for attempting to attack Ottoman Turkey. In response, the Greeks promise to maintain neutrality in the ensuing war.

Editors. "France and Britain occupy Piraeus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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