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“After the Catastrophe of Psara” Nikolaos Gyzis

On this day: The Destruction of the Island of Psara

June 21, 1824, the island of Psara, which had joined The Greek War of Independence on April 10, 1821, was invaded by the Turkish fleet, comprising 176 ships. At the time, it was estimated that there were 30,000 people on the island, 7,000 of which were locals and the rest refugees from Asia Minor and nearby Chios, which had been destroyed two years earlier.