1897.03.05_The New York Times – Greece ready for war

„… GREECE READY FOR WAR.

ARIS, March 4.— It is reported that the Government is making1 preparations to order the mobilization of the Mediterranean reserve squadron, which will be sent to the Levant, under command of Admiral Hu-ɪnann.
Le Jour publishes a dispatch from its correspondent at Atnens containing a report of an interview with King George of Greece, in which his Majesty declares that Greece is ready for war with Turkey, and will yield to no admonition from the powers.
Tne King is reported to have added that the powers might blockade Greece, but in the interior they would be powerless. The Greeks, he said, were fully prepared to light to the death, and the Macedonians were eager for revolt.

Published: March 5, 1897 Copyright © The New York Times …“