Revolution of Theriso - The insurgents at Malaxa

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Revolution of Theriso - The insurgents at Malaxa
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In 1898, the Great Powers declared Crete as 'an independent Cretan State', under the rule of the Sultan. Yet, the administration of commander Prince George irritated the Cretans, who in March 1905 revolted - the famous 'Revolution of Theriso' (the participants of which are depicted here), thus forcing Prince George to resign and appoint commandeer, Alexandros Zaimis. The leader of this revolt was Eleftherios Venizelos (1864 - 1936). This card shows the insurgents at Malaxa, a village in the Chania Prefecture on Crete.