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Old 18th October 2017, 06:21 PM   #10
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Remember also that there was a French presence in the Ionian islands and the Western coast of mainland Greece during the Napoleonic era. In fact, after the British captured the Ionian islands from the French they raised two regiments of Greek troops ("Duke of York's Royal Greek Light Infantry') and assaulted the French in what is now the Island of Lefkada (then "Santa Maura"). These Greek troops also participated in Lord Bentinck's Sicilian and Genoese campaign of 1814.
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