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Book Review: Peter S. Giakoumis "The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars: Greek-Americans and Philhellenes 1912-1913" | Queens Gazette

“You have to know the past to understand the present,” said Carl Sagan. Peter S. Giakoumis’ book was like reading a 2021 Greek-American newspaper. I can grasp the contemporary political scene by learning what happened in “The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars: Greek-Americans and Philhellenes 1912-1913.” The Balkan Wars doubled the Greek state in 1913. In 2021, this territorial expansion is being threatened by political governments openly and in the shadows. Military historian Giakoumis’ work

Book Review: Peter S. Giakoumis “The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars: Greek-Americans and Philhellenes 1912-1913”

“You have to know the past to understand the present” said Carl Sagan. Peter S. Giakoumis” book was like reading a 2021 Greek American newspaper. I can grasp the contemporary political scene by learning what happened in “The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars: Greek-Americans and Philhellenes 1912-1913”. The Balkan Wars doubled the Greek state in 1913. In 2021 This territorial expansion is being threatened by political governments openly and in the shadows. Military historian Giakoumis work, b

Hellenic Book Club of NY Presents Author Peter Giakoumis on May 26

NEW YORK – The Hellenic Book Club of NY and its president Jeannie Kouros present, live on Zoom on Wednesday, May 26, 7 PM, ‘The Key Events in Hellenic History from 1897 to 1912’ with author/military historian Peter S. Giakoumis, the Director/Founder of the Greek-American 1912 Project. Giakoumis is also a guest contributor to The National Herald. Special guest Lou Katsos, EMBCA President/Founder and Chairman of AHEPA's Hellenic Cultural Commission, will join in for the Q&A portion of the event.

Historian's Book Recounts Forgotten Greek American Heroes of First Balkan Wars

The Balkan Wars of 1912-1913, the precursors to World War I, have been all but forgotten. The Greek American and philhellene contributions are overlooked and yet their efforts and participation are part of the greatest untold stories, until now. Historian Peter Giakoumis presents for the first time the unique perspective of the Greek Americans and their supporters. Using modern newspaper reports, letters from the front, official narratives and private archives, Giakoumis resurrects their story

EMBCA Panel Discussion on OXI Day and Its Effects on World War II

NEW YORK – On October 25, the East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) presented the OXI Day (October 28, 1940) and its Effects on World War II, Europe and America panel discussion via Zoom in association with the Hellenic American National Council (HANC), and AHEPA's Hellenic Cultural Commission. Lou Katsos, EMBCA founder and president, gave the welcoming remarks noting that “OXI Day (October 28, 1940) a national Hellenic holiday represents when the Hellenic Prime Minister Metaxas

Greek Immigrants Return to Form a Nation After Defending Homeland in Balkan Wars

In a live-streamed presentation for the historical society of Schenectady New York in 2020, Peter S. Giakoumis, author of the book “The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars: Greek-Americans and Philhellenes 1912-1913” presented a little-known aspect of the American saga, telling the story of Greek-Americans who fought in great numbers in the Balkan Wars. The retired Captain in the New York National Guard and veteran law enforcement officer told his enraptured audience about the lives of the firs

The Ethos that Breeds Heroism: Greek-Americans’ Contribution to Triumphs of 1912-13

A people’s intuitive need to interact with the past to interpret the present and predict the future, to overcome the often oppressive confines of space and time, and to explore their collective history amidst the challenges, obstacles, and opportunities accompanying a particular era in order to better understand their group identity – and in part, themselves – never ceases to amaze. Likewise, the ability of the human mind to generate ideas and create projects as a result of this interaction – t

Author uncovers untold stories from Balkan Wars - Peter S. Giakoumis recently published “The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars: Greek-Americans and Philhellenes 1912-1913 ” which offers a fresh look

Peter S. Giakoumis recently published “The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars: Greek-Americans and Philhellenes 1912-1913,” which offers a fresh look at history.“It’s the only book ever written on the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913 from the Greek-American perspective,” the Maspeth resident said, pointing out the unique premise of his non-fiction book. “My primary goal was to give the forgotten Greek-American heroes and their supporters, the Philhellenes, a voice.”Presented for the first time is the t

The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars: Greek-Americans and Philhellenes 1912-1913

This new book for history lovers has just been released by author Peter S. Giakoumis. Presented for the first time, the true story of a forgotten Greek-American regiment of soldiers, volunteers from all over the U.S. who travelled to the front lines of the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913. Most stayed in their regiment, some served under General Ricciotti Garibaldi and his famous Red-Shirt Legion, and others served in the Greek infantry witnessing a modern warfare the likes of which no one had ever see

Overlooked Greek-American Heroes – NEO Magazine

Modern Greece has had a certain number of key points within her narrative that stand out. When a Greek mentions the year 1821 the average Greek-American typically equates that with the Greek declaration of independence, that Greece had to fight to establish a modern nation, and they can name at least one hero, Kolokotronis.The next most famous Greek event is probably OXI Day in 1940, when Greece stood up to the Axis and fought off an invasion. Crammed in between 1821 and 1940 is a mountain of tr

A Prime Opportunity for Cultural Diplomacy: The Case of Col. Hutchison

As Hellenes worldwide were celebrating the double celebration of liberty – from the dark centuries under the Ottoman yoke (Greek Independence Day) and the bonds of Hades (whose first chapter was written with the Archangel Gabriel’s Annunciation to the Virgin Mary) – a very interesting event took place at the Consulate General of Greece. At the Consulate’s annual open house on March 22 in celebration of the 198th anniversary of Greek Independence, a newly recovered 106-year-old Greek-American cu

Celebrating the 198th anniversary of the Hellenic Independence Day - News from the Consulate General in New York

On March 22, the Consulate General of Greece in New York held its Greek Independence Day Open House Reception to celebrate the 198th anniversary of our nation’s struggle for independence. Hundreds of fellow Greeks, Americans and Greek-Americans were received by the host of the evening, Consul General Konstantinos Koutras in an event dedicated not only to the joyous celebrations but also to the memory of the victims of the Pontian Genocide perpetrated in Turkey, exactly 100 years ago. Deliveri

LOST FOR 106 YEARS GREEK-AMERICAN CULTURAL ARTIFACT RECOVERED

Military Collector/Historian Mike Peters and Military Historian Peter S. Giakoumis today announced the discovery of a long lost “Loving Cup’ awarded to the great Philhellene U.S. Colonel Thomas Setzer Hutchison, a volunteer veteran of the first Balkan War 1912-1913. “After acquiring the ‘Hutchison Cup’, I remembered I had a friend who was a big Balkan War researcher, Pete Giakoumis, so I sent him an email to let him know I had it,” Peters said. “As a military collector, and a historical consul
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