Contribution of the Ionian Islands to the Greek War of Independence of 1821 Webinar
Originally recorded on November 13, 2021, 6:30 pm
Before and during the Greek War of Independence the Seven Ionian Islands participated with the Filiki Eteria -The Society of Friends – in the planning of the Revolution of 1821. In addition, they provided protection and shelter for many families of the revolutionary war fighters during the Revolution as well as financial support and participation in many battles during the war.
The Battle of Lalas would prove to be one of the first major skirmishes between the Greek rebels and the combined Ottoman and Muslim-Albanian forces during the Greek War of Independence. The outcome of the battle, waged on the Greek side by volunteers mainly from the Ionian islands, lay the foundation for the struggle against Ottoman rule in the Peloponnese.