Greek Crisis 1915.

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Irish anti-austerity protestors flying Greek flags in Dublin.

Irish anti-austerity protestors flying Greek flags in Dublin.

Thanks to the Irish Newspaper Archives we see that 100 years ago, most eyes were on Greece in another Euro-conflict.

On 22nd June 1915, Europe’s Allies were petitioning Greece to bring Germany to heel.

The Cork Examiner reported:

“Greece, too, is entirely in sympathy with the allies and, though some delay might be expected, it is not improbable that the Greek armies will lend their aid in completing the ring of steel that is being drawn around the enemy, and which must eventually by continued and growing pressure  bring the Kaiser to sue humbly for terms and make promise of atonement in as far as it is possible to make it.”

 

You can follow the Guardian’s live blog of the Greek Crisis herePDFs of the original article are available as  Page 4  and page 5. The Irish Newspaper Archive can be looked at here.

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