Ataturk, Lloyd George and the Megali Idea: Cause and Consequence of the Greek Plan to Seize Constantinople from the Allies, June-August 1922

@article{Finefrock1980AtaturkLG,
  title={Ataturk, Lloyd George and the Megali Idea: Cause and Consequence of the Greek Plan to Seize Constantinople from the Allies, June-August 1922},
  author={Michael M. Finefrock},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={1980},
  volume={52},
  pages={D1047 - D1066}
}
At 5:30 a.m., August 26th, 1922, a thunderous artillery barrage from 325 Turkish guns broke the predawn silence to herald the beginning of an end to Hellenist imperialism in Asia Minor.1 By the fourth day of the battle of AfyonKarahisar, nearly half the Greek army of occupation in Anatolia had either been slaughtered or taken prisoner. The rest chose to abandon forever the war's objective, the individual soldier discarding irredentism in his headlong rush for personal safety and the sea, some… Expand
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Davison , " Turkish Diplomacy from Mudros to Lausanne , " in The Diplomats 1919 - 1939