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Georges Savakes (Cretan)

Elegant and supple body, tender look; expression not of brute force, destroying everything, but a casual poise, of extreme intelligence: it is truly the Greek army, brave, adroit, ready for harder sacrifices if they are asked, skillful in adopting new fighting methods and knowing how to apply them honourably on the battlefield. Fine troops from Salonika always ready to march when required and who knew how to harass the enemy. The Bulgarians nevertheless remained their enemies and the heat with which the Greek divisions mounted the attack, just proved the entrenched hate between the two armies. Whether they came from Attica or from the Peloponnese, from Crete or Thessalia, these men, faithful to their oaths, to their friendships, knew how to show traitors the irresistible force of their attacks.