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POLL: Would You Fight at Sarantaporo?


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jefritrout writes:

Falling back would've been worse in my opinion. Joining the force in Varda sounds good, but then you have guaranteed getting cut off from the rest of the country. It seems the best of all alternatives.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
other (explain)
3
3%
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Fight at Sarantaporo even if outnumbered. Still the best ground for defense.
26
25%
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Declare the position untenable and request permission to retreat with the corps to Monastir(Bitola) to unite with the Vardar Army. This means declaring Thessaloniki an open city.
3
3%
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Stay put in Thessaloniki but surrender when the Greeks or Bulgarians arrive.
2
2%
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Fall back to Yianitsa (Yenice) and collect forces and fight there.
6
6%
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Stay put in Thessaloniki and fight in the city.
5
5%
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no opinion
58
56%
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POLL DESCRIPTION

KTravlos Supporting Member of TMP says:

The Battle of Sarantaporo (Kirkgechit-Lazarat) in 1912 pitted a severely outnumbered VIII Provisional Corps of the Ottoman Empire against the Greek Army of Thessaly. Hasan Tahsin Pasha, commander of the VIII Corps, chose to hold the line at Sarantaporo, the main chokepoint of the road from Greece to Thessaloniki (Selanik). He and the Ottoman High Command were probably not expecting the Greeks to mass their Army in Thessaly. But even if they were, Sarantaporo might still had been the best place to fight even if outnumbered.

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