On This Day in History: The Chios Massacre

The Chios Massacre

 

On the 11th April 1822 an army of some 40,000 Ottoman troops began landing on the Greek island of Chios, which is situated just 7 kilometers off the Turkish coastline of Anatolia, with express orders to kill all Christian infants under three years old, all males 12 years and older, and all females 40 and older, except those willing to convert to Islam.

Estimates suggest that up to three quarters of the 120,000 inhabitants were slain, enslaved or died of starvation or disease. With the remainder forced to flee an ethnic cleansing which the Turks were to repeat with their genocide of the Armenians between 1915-1923.

 

On This Day in History: The Battle of Arogee, 1868

“Never Give Way to Barbarians” The British Abyssinian Expedition of 1868: A Matter of Honor

 

The Abyssinian Expedition of 1868 was unlike any military campaign before or since.

Today, the idea that an entire expeditionary force could be raised to invade a country on another continent and just to rescue eight people might seem unthinkable; however, that is what happened as a matter of course at the height of the Victorian age.

 

On this Day in History (12/2/1805): Napoleon Wins at Austerlitz

Napoleon’s Win At Austerlitz – His Greatest Success

 

On December 2, 1805, Napoleon achieved what many consider his greatest success. Outnumbered by the combined armies of the Russian Tsar Alexander I and the Austrian Holy Roman Emperor Francis II, he won a stunning victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.

A Lesson in How to NEVER GIVE UP, despite overwhelming odds!

 

 

On This Day — Remembering the Paris Attacks (November 13 2015)

Intel Today

“A jihadi loves a vacuum, as Syria demonstrates. Belgium as a state, and Belgium as the heart of the European Union are as close to a vacuum as Europe offers these days. (…) There is a vacuum. Vacuums are dangerous.”

Roger Cohen — The Islamic State of Molenbeek (The New York Times, April 11 2016)

November 13 2020 — The November 2015 Paris attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks that took place on Friday November 13 2015 in Paris, France and the city’s northern suburb, Saint-Denis. Five years after the attacks, there are still many dark corners to that affair. Oussama Atar is dead, but many questions regarding his activities in Belgium remain unexplained. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY


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On This Day in History, October 31, 1922: Mussolini Seizes Power in Italy

October 31, 1922 – Benito Mussolini Assumes Power in Italy

 

Mussolini formed the Fascist Party in March of 1919 with the support of many unemployed veterans of WWI. He organized them into armed squads known as Black Shirts, who terrorized their political opponents. In 1921, the Fascist Party was invited to join the coalition government.