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Athens

With which shall I dance? Neutral Greece trying to decide whether to align with the Central Powers or Allies. A Greek Evzone, member of an elite light infantry or mountain unit, weighs his options, a German pickelhaube in one hand, French kepi in the other. One of a series of 1916 postcards on neutral nations by Em. Dupuis.
Text:
Grèce (Greece, Hellas)
Hellas!. . Hélas! avec lequel danser?
Hellas! Alas! with which shall i dance?
Signed: Em. Dupuis 1916
Reverse:
Visé Paris. No. 115

With which shall I dance? Neutral Greece trying to decide whether to align with the Central Powers or Allies. A Greek Evzone, member of an elite light infantry or mountain unit, weighs his options, a German pickelhaube in one hand, French kepi in the other. One of a series of 1916 postcards on neutral nations by Em. Dupuis.

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Grèce (Greece, Hellas)

Hellas!. . Hélas! avec lequel danser?



Hellas! Alas! with which shall I dance?



Signed: Em. Dupuis 1916



Reverse:

Visé Paris. No. 115

Registered Paris, No. 115

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Athens, capital of Greece, was the site of King Constantine's Royal Palace, and housed the embassies of the major powers.

On December 1, 1916, it was the site of a battle between Royalist Greek troops and French and British troops. The Allies had arrived in the city to force the turnover of weapons from the Greeks. In the encounter, 47 Allied and 29 Greek soldiers were killed.

In the aftermath, the Allied troops retreated to their ships while Royalist supporters attacked supporters of the Provisional Revolutionary Government and former Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos.

Athens is a city in Greece.

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Statistics for Athens (1)

Type Statistic
Population 167,479