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Postwar postcard map of the Balkans including Albania, newly-created Yugoslavia, independent Hungary and Ukraine, expanded Greece and Romania, and diminished former Central Powers Bulgaria and Turkey.
Text:
Péninsule des Balkans
Échelle 1:12.000.000
Petit Atlas de Poche Universel
25 Édition Jeheber Genève
Reverse:
No. 20  Édition Jeheber, Genève (Suisse)
Balkans

Roumanie
(Royaume.)
Superficie . . . 290 000 sq. km.
Population . . . 16 000 000 hab. (50 par sq. km.
Capitale: Bucarest . . . 338 000 hab.

Bulgarie
(Royaume.)
Superficie . . . 100 000 sq. km.
Population . . . 4 000 000 hab. (40 par sq. km.)
Capitale: Sofia . . . 103 000 hab.

Grèce
(Royaume. Capitale: Athènes.)
En Europe (y compris la Crète et les iles) 200 000 sq. km. 6 000 000 hab. 30 p. sq. km.
En Asie mineure . . . 30 000 sq. km 1 300 000 hab. 43 p. sq. km.
Total 230 000 sq. km. 7 300 000 hab. 32 p. sq. km.
Ville de plus de 50 000 habitants:
Smyrne (Asie) . . . 350 000 hab.
Athènes . . . 175 000 hab.
Salonique . . . 150 000
Andrinople . . . 70 000 hab.
Pirée . . . 70 000 hab.

Turquie d'Europe
(Empire Ottoman.)
Superficie . . . 2 000 sq. km.
Population . . . 1 100 000 550 par sq. km.
Capitale: Constantinople 1 000 000 hab.

Albanie
Superficie . . . 30 000 sq. km.
Population . . . 800 000 hab. (27 par sq. km.)
Villes: Scutari . . . 30 000 hab.
Durazzo . . . 5 000 hab.

Yougoslavie
Voir le tableau des statisques de ce pays, ainsi que la carte de la partie occidentale de la Yougoslavie, sur la carte d'Italie.

Inst. Géog. Kummerly & Frey, Berne.

Balkan Peninsula
Scale 1: 12,000,000
Little Univeral Pocket Atlas

Royaume - Kingdom
Superficie - Area

En Europe (y compris la Crète et les iles) - In Europe (including Crete and the islands)
En Asie mineure - In Asia Minor

Yugoslavia
See the table of statistics of this country, as well as the map of the western part of Yugoslavia, on the map of Italy.

Postwar postcard map of the Balkans including Albania, newly-created Yugoslavia, independent Hungary and Ukraine, expanded Greece and Romania, and diminished former Central Powers Bulgaria and Turkey.

Image text

Péninsule des Balkans

Échelle 1:12.000.000



Petit Atlas de Poche Universel

25 Édition Jeheber Genève



Reverse:

No. 20 Édition Jeheber, Genève (Suisse)

Balkans



Roumanie

(Royaume.)

Superficie . . . 290 000 sq. km.

Population . . . 16 000 000 hab. (50 par sq. km.

Capitale: Bucarest . . . 338 000 hab.



Bulgarie

(Royaume.)

Superficie . . . 100 000 sq. km.

Population . . . 4 000 000 hab. (40 par sq. km.)

Capitale: Sofia . . . 103 000 hab.



Grèce

(Royaume. Capitale: Athènes.)

En Europe (y compris la Crète et les iles) 200 000 sq. km. 6 000 000 hab. 30 p. sq. km.

En Asie mineure . . . 30 000 sq. km 1 300 000 hab. 43 p. sq. km.

Total 230 000 sq. km. 7 300 000 hab. 32 p. sq. km.

Ville de plus de 50 000 habitants:

Smyrne (Asie) . . . 350 000 hab.

Athènes . . . 175 000 hab.

Salonique . . . 150 000

Andrinople . . . 70 000 hab.

Pirée . . . 70 000 hab.



Turquie d'Europe

(Empire Ottoman.)

Superficie . . . 2 000 sq. km.

Population . . . 1 100 000 550 par sq. km.

Capitale: Constantinople 1 000 000 hab.



Albanie

Superficie . . . 30 000 sq. km.

Population . . . 800 000 hab. (27 par sq. km.)

Villes: Scutari . . . 30 000 hab.

Durazzo . . . 5 000 hab.



Yougoslavie

Voir le tableau des statisques de ce pays, ainsi que la carte de la partie occidentale de la Yougoslavie, sur la carte d'Italie.



Inst. Géog. Kummerly & Frey, Berne.



Balkan Peninsula

Scale 1: 12,000,000

Little Univeral Pocket Atlas



Royaume - Kingdom

Superficie - Area



En Europe (y compris la Crète et les iles) - In Europe (including Crete and the islands)

En Asie mineure - In Asia Minor



Yugoslavia

See the table of statistics of this country, as well as the map of the western part of Yugoslavia, on the map of Italy.

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Friday, December 1, 1916

"Admiral du Fournier made formal demand for the delivery of the first installment of war material; the reply was a definite refusal. Whereupon, Allied troops and marines were landed from the ships into the harbor.

As the troops marched into Athens they were fired upon by a mob of Greeks, 47 allies being killed. Returning the fire, the Allies killed 29 Greeks. On the following day, the landing party returned to the ships, while the Greek soldiers began intrenching on the heights overlooking Athens. During the melee, the Allied warships fired 38 shells into the city, some of which seemed aimed at the Royal Palace."

Quotation Context

The Allied troops had gone to Athens, Greece on December 1, 1916 to seize arms, munitions, and artillery from the Greek Government claiming they might otherwise end up in the hands of German and Bulgarian forces. The pro-German King Constantine of Greece had been educated in Germany, and was married to a sister of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Eleftherios Venizelos had been Prime Minister of Greece, but resigned in March, 1915 over the King's refusal to support the Allied invasion of Gallipoli. Re-elected that August, he again parted ways with the King over supporting Serbia against Bulgaria which seemed to be preparing for war. Constantine dismissed his Prime Minister when the Allies landed 13,000 troops at the Greek port of Salonica on October 5, 1915, troops Venizelos had invited to support Serbia's defense. During 1916, the Allies expanded their forces in Greece with the addition of Serbian, Russian, and Italian troops. That October, Venizelos arrived in Salonica to head a new Revolutionary Government, one that had been recognized by the Allies.

Source

King's Complete History of the World War by W.C. King, page 224, copyright © 1922, by W.C. King, publisher: The History Associates, publication date: 1922

Tags

1916-12-01, 1916, December, Greece, Athens