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The Battle of Paleochora

Battle of Paleochora

Here is what became known as “The Battle of Paleochora”. Speaking in the House of Commons on 10th March 1897, George Curzon, Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, reported that a telegram had been received from Sir Alfred Biliotti, the British Consul in Canea which read: “Successfully rescued to-day, but not without the greatest …

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