France and Britain occupy Piraeus (33 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

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.

Citation:
Editors. "France and Britain occupy Piraeus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18296, accessed 11 December 2016.]