Παρασκευή, 30 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

Liberation of Katerini

On the morning of October 15th of 1912 the 7th Division of the greek army left for the liberation of Katerini. It proceeded normally and without problems on the part of the enemy. Around 2 pm, and while the 20th unit of the Constitution, was approaching to Kolokouris (Svoronos current), the Greek army took fire fiercely from the northwest of the village, completely unannounced. Turkish soldiers were hiding in the dense forest area and set against the Greek army, leading to panicked soldiers and even a company ing to decline. The situation was the commander of the 20th Constitution, Colonel Dimitrios Svoronos, who ran in front on horseback and encouraging his soldiers.
But the Turks saw the gallons and grades and turned their fire on him. The Brave Svoronos was seriously injured. He continued, however, on horseback attacking until contested ever, passed away. The event caused an indescribable excitement and ed the morale of the Greek soldiers (Corfu and Zakynthos mostly), who bravely shouting, attacked relentlessly the Turks.
The battle lasted 3.5 hours in total. The Turkish army during the 5.30 pm was forced to retreat across the river Pelekas of Katerini. At 3 in the morning of October 16 came the orders of General Headquarters to speed up access.
The 20th Constitution proceeded northeast of Katerini, while the 19th remained behind at the disposal of the Division. The artillery took proper position on the heights in Kolokouri to support the movements of the infantry. The 7th Division marched without incident, after the Turkish army and many of the Turks of Katerini had left the city at night.
The liberation was greeted with enthusiasm to Katerini. At half past seven a.m. on 16 October, Greek troops entered the city. The Turkish army retreated to the Kitros and persecutions continued by Greek forces. The administration of Katerini gave up by the army in George Lanaridi from the Livadi in Mt. Olympos. Immediately after the liberation of thanksgiving was celebrated by Bishop Parthenios, in the Church of Divine Ascension.

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