Nikolaos Trikoupis

Nikolaos Trikoupis (Greek Νικόλαος Τρικούπης was a Major General with the Greek army during the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922. During the disastrous Battle of Dumlupinar his troops were in the front line. Ordered by his Commander-In-Chief Georgios Hatzanestis to charge against a vastly superior Turkish force, he blindly obeyed the order, leading most of his troops to death.

After the battle, he was captured by Turkish cavalry, and led to Ataturk. The level of confusion and miscommunication in the Greek army was such that, a day after his arrest, he was named Archistratigos (Commander-In-Chief) replacing Hatzanestis.

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