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Faviere on the Chaidari battles

The day following the battle Faviere retreated to Salamina in disappointment. The French colonel reported that the guerillas had not informed him of their plans, while they stole most of their equipment. This does not seem possible. There seems to have been a translation problem between the two commanders, while the part of Karaiskakis accuses Faviere for sympathising with Karaiskakis’ political enemies and aiming to becoming the commander-in-chief of the liberation of Athens. On the other hand, Faviere was a brave and capable officer, with experience in the Napoleonic wars, the Turkish army and the 1822-1823 Spanish revolution. He successfully broke the siege of Athens to supply the Athenians in 1826, but was completely ignorant of guerilla tactics and was not able to contribute much to the Greek fighting.

The day following the battle Faviere retreated to Salamina in disappointment. The French colonel reported that the guerillas had not informed him of their plans, while they stole most of their equipment. This does not seem possible. There seems to have been a translation problem between the two commanders, while the part of Karaiskakis accuses Faviere for sympathising with Karaiskakis’ political enemies and aiming to becoming the commander-in-chief of the liberation of Athens. On the other hand, Faviere was a brave and capable officer, with experience in the Napoleonic wars, the Turkish army and the 1822-1823 Spanish revolution. He successfully broke the siege of Athens to supply the Athenians in 1826, but was completely ignorant of guerilla tactics and was not able to contribute much to the Greek fighting.