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Old 3rd May 2013, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default Greece, Mesologgi exodus celebration 2013

During the Greek war of independance (1821-1829), an event of great importance was the siege and exodus of Mesologgi. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missolonghi
Our group from Crete, paricipated in this year's celebrations and parade. last weekend).
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Old 3rd May 2013, 08:57 AM   #2
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Very neat! Thanks for sharing. It's always nice to see a connection to history maintained and your group looks very impressive and well equipped!
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Old 3rd May 2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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Very cool! My great great grandfather fought in Messologhi as a Greek officer and defended the Bastion "franklinos". Thankfully, he survived the final sortie which allowed me to eventually get born!
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Old 3rd May 2013, 05:33 PM   #4
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very nice..........................jimmy
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Old 13th May 2013, 08:44 PM   #5
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Thank you Eftihis for your participation. It is important to keep some traditions .
In this anniversary one can see many interesting weapons like in these photos from previous years.
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Old 14th May 2013, 10:56 AM   #6
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efthis,
Do you know whether or not these are genuine "antique" weapons, in which case I would speculate (sorry moderators) some of the participants are carrying the equivalent of a small fortune. Do these weapons belong to the participants themselves? Is there a business in making replicas for these occasions ? It would be very interesting to know the source of these weapons.
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PS, I know this is being rather romantic, but wouldn't life be more interesting if we now had the courage to dress as they did then?
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Old 9th June 2013, 10:13 PM   #7
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Default Hello from Messolonghi!

Hello i am George from Messolonghi,
Eftihis se is my friend and i am one of this people on the photo.
The gun is form personal collection except some belonging to museums and presented for events.

Most are 18-19th century from those shown in the pictures and not copies.
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Old 15th April 2014, 10:04 PM   #8
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Default Just returned from this year's celebrations!

This year we were more people from Crete, and we also had female participants.
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Old 15th April 2014, 11:22 PM   #9
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Love these photos, beautiful people, beautiful weapons.
I wonder if a person can run and move freely with so much stuck
in the belt, it makes a great display, but it seems it might be clumsy.
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