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Himara Revolt of 1912
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Himara revolt was a Greek uprising during the First Balkan War that took place in the region of Himara (Himar?, today southern Albania), on November 18 1912. It successfully overthrew the Ottoman forces of the region, thus securing the coastal area between Sarand? and Vlor? for the Hellenic Army. After the successful uprising Spyromilios suggested to the Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos that the coastal city of Vlor? should come under Greek control but he responded negatively in fear that this might trigger Italian milit
Himara revolt of 1912
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|Part of the First Balkan War|
Spyromilios in the entrance of the Himarë castle
|Commanders and leaders|
BackgroundDuring the First Balkan War, the Epirus front was of secondary importance for Greece after the Macedonian front. A small unit that consisted of local Epirote volunteers was stationed in the nearby island of Corfu under the command of Major Spyros Spyromilios, who was a native of Himarë. This unit was later reinforced by 200 Cretan volunteers sent by General Konstantinos Sapountzakis, commander of the Greek army in Epirus front.
ConflictOn November 18, 1912, the local population rose in revolt, while Spyromilios and his group landed in the region and quickly secured the coastal area between Sarandë and Vlorë without facing significant resistance. After the successful uprising Spyromilios suggested to the Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos that the coastal city of Vlorë should come under Greek control but he responded negatively in fear that this might trigger Italian military intervention. After the Albanian Declaration of Independence in Vlorë, on November 28, Himarë was constantly attacked by Albanian units without success and the area remained under Greek control until the end of the Balkan Wars.