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Greek Independence 1821 AD
I made this just after the March the 25th, and figured I would have to wait until next year, but oh well, this is my almost week belated tribute the fighting partisans of Greece, who with the very honest catch cry 'Freedom or Death', won their freedom after nearly 400 years of indenturement to their Ottoman 'co-inhabitants' - since the fall of Constantinople in 1453. 'Long live free Greece!'
About this creation
In the ancient days, Spartans, Thracians, Macedonians, Arcadians, Atehnians, Corinthians etc, fought for the abstract idea of a united Greece. Two hundred years ago, the decendants of Megas Alexandros, Leonides, Plato, Helen and the like, the entire nation, women included, led by Theodore Kolokotronis, fought as one to regain control of the small measure of the ancient homeland which is modern Greece today. The uniform pictured here is that of the Ebzone. A Priest holds a banner with the Greek Cross, (minus the Fluer De Ly')


Here we see the famous English writer/adventurer Lord Byron, who bravely journeyed to Greece to help fight its war for freedom. His noble sacrifice is mentioned in the first few stanzas of the Greek national anthem.



Tensions between these two nations are still volatile to this day, I would only hope that peace continues to reign over the stupidity of war.



Comments

 I made it 
  February 18, 2011
Quoting Athanasios Lazarou Oraios! Den iparxoun polloi Ellines sta MOCpages, e? Krima... Distixos, to computer mou den mou afinei na grafo sta Ellinika..... :(
Efxaristo patrioti!
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  November 10, 2010
Oraios! Den iparxoun polloi Ellines sta MOCpages, e? Krima... Distixos, to computer mou den mou afinei na grafo sta Ellinika..... :(
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  November 7, 2010
Quoting Tom Simon Do you have a plausible fig for Alexander Ypsilantis?
Ahh, a true patriot. I wonder if he knew his attempt would inspire the real deal. I went for Kolokotronis with the Moc since his revolt is the one that worked, but praise be to Ypsilantis and his doomed band for what they tried...
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  November 6, 2010
Do you have a plausible fig for Alexander Ypsilantis?
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  April 14, 2010
Quoting Stan S What is the Papa's name?
hehehe, Papadopoulos
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  April 14, 2010
What is the Papa's name?
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  April 2, 2010
Wow, really unique!
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  April 2, 2010
Unusual subject and nice vignette...
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  April 1, 2010
Quoting Crimso Giger Can't resist to say it to you : I think I'll nominate you for the MOCIE awards... in a very important category. That's because you're a really great space builder AND can make this kind of MOC too. Nice job !
Wow,serious? I'm honored mate, thankyou... I can't wait to finish what I'm working on at the moment, you will absolutelt love it, seeing your outpost has just given me that extra push I needed. Cheers...
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  April 1, 2010
Unfortunately, war will always reign supreme when it comes to human resolving. The build isn't too bad, but the history is what I like most about it. Very informative. Good day
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  April 1, 2010
Can't resist to say it to you : I think I'll nominate you for the MOCIE awards... in a very important category. That's because you're a really great space builder AND can make this kind of MOC too. Nice job !
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  March 31, 2010
Very nice I love it! 5/5
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  March 31, 2010
nice job!
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  March 31, 2010
Nice Vig. Those torsos are excellent! BTW To answer your question. It is an old Dr. Kilroy or whatever his other names are torso. I got it from a friend.
 I made it 
  March 31, 2010
Quoting Stuart Delahay Really unusual subject matter and very well presented - great stuff.
Cheers mate, I do like to do the occasional historical Vig, and those pieces just screamed at me to do this one..
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  March 31, 2010
Really unusual subject matter and very well presented - great stuff.
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  March 30, 2010
Quoting Toni Legomaniac You are genius :-D Greek ??!!! What a ... :-D
Hehe, cheers, well I did once have to go to school in that goofy uniform in grade 3, and considering I live in Australia, you can imagine my then embaressment! But I'm glad I did now...Cheers for the rating mate.
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  March 30, 2010
Quoting Mister Bones Great MOC! Always nice to see a tribute. Love those torsos, where did you get those?
They come with a cool pirate hat as well, in a small pack of 'pirate lego'. ! in each pack, I bought 4, they were about $12 each. I will try and find the model number on E-bay and leave it for you on my next comment on your work. Cheers mate...
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  March 30, 2010
You are genius :-D Greek ??!!! What a ... :-D
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  March 30, 2010
Very cool!
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  March 30, 2010
Nice, the columned structure in the background was a nice touch.
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  March 30, 2010
Great MOC! Always nice to see a tribute. Love those torsos, where did you get those?
 
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