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Article: Germany – Burying WWII Dead in Russia (Eastern Front)

The link below is to an article reporting on the effort of Germany to bury its WWII dead on the Eastern Front in Russia.

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Article: Dead in the United States Capitol

The link below is to an article that looks at 11 people who died in the U.S. Capitol.

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Article: Syria – The Dead Cities

The link below is to an article that takes a look at the dead cities of Syria.

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Article: US Civil War Dead

The Estimated Number of Dead Revised Up by 20%

The following article reports on a revision of the estimated number of dead in the US Civil War and the figure has increased by 20%.

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Today in History – 8 May 1821

Greece: Greek War of Independence – The Battle of Gravia Inn

Today in 1821, during the Greek War of Independence (against the Ottoman Empire), the Battle of Gravia Inn took place. In this amazing battle, Odysseas Androutsos led 120 men against an army of 9 000 men belonging to the Ottoman Army.

Fresh from victory over Greek forces at the Battle of Alamana, the Ottoman Army under Omer Vrioni was moving to attack the Peloponnese. However, they ran into the small force led by Androutsos at Gravia (Greece), who had fortified themselves within the inn.

A number of attacks on the inn took place with the Ottoman Army suffering heavy casualties and the Greeks very few (6 only). Vrioni odered up his artillery and during this time the Greeks managed to slip away through the Ottoman lines.

As a consequence of his heavy losses (some 300 dead and 800 more wounded), Vrioni retreated and withdrew. During this time the Greeks consolidated their position in the Peloponnese, including the capture of the Ottoman capital in the Peloponnese – Tripoli.


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