Naval mines were widely used in World War I, and were particularly effectively deployed by the Turks in defence of Gallipoli, where several of the British and French battleships deployed were damaged or sunk.
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Fustanellas were worn by Greek fighters in the 1821 revolution. The Evzones are the Greek presidential guards, who wear traditional costume consisting of a white-sleeved white shirt, an embroidered waistcoat, a sash, pompom-tipped shoes, and a skirt - or fustanella - with 400 pleats, representing the 400 years of Turkish oppression.
The last reigning Roman Emperor, Constantine XI Palaiologos, was killed in 1453 when Constantinople fell to the Turks. Constantine led a last, fatal charge, and was later recognised only by his imperial purple boots.
It was said that an angel turned the Emperor to marble and placed him in a cave near the Golden Gate, to one day be brought back to life and restore the Roman Empire. He is a national hero in Greece for his defiant stand against the Ottomans, and is considered a saint by some.
There is a parallel with Friedrich Barbarossa, who in German legend sleeps in a mountain until the Holy Roman Empire is restored.