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The Battle of Skra di Legen (Skora di Legen) was a two day World War I battle which took place at the Skra fortified position, located NE of Mount Paiko North of Thessalonikimarker on May 30, 1918.

The Allied force comprised three Greek divisions under Lieutenant General Emmanouil Zymvrakakis plus one French brigade. The three Greek divisions included the Archipelagos Division under Major General Ioannou, the Crete Division under Major General Panagiotis Spiliadis, and the Serres Division under Lieutenant Colonel P. Gardicas.

Victory of the allied troops with a decisive Greekmarker contribution. In May 1918 Greek military units held a leading part in the battle of Skra di Legen, that resulted in the capture of a particularly fortified position, controlled until then by the Central Powers, chiefly Bulgarianmarker troops. The battle of Skra confirmed in the eyes of the allies the fighting readiness of the Greek army which had practically just been restructured.

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  • Source Records of the Great War, Vol. VI, ed. Charles F. Horne, National Alumni 1923
  • Grigorios Dafnis, Sofoklis Eleftheriou Venizelos (Athens: Ikaros, 1970) pp. 44-47.



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