Excerpt from The Times History of the War, Vol. 12
On January 16, 1916, General Sarrail was invested with the supreme command of the Allied armies in Macedonia. (till then the British contingent, under General Sir Bryan Mahon, had been independent of General Sarrail and subje... ct only to the orders of the cornmandcr-in-chief of the British Mediter rausan Expeditionary F owe General Sir C. C. Monro, till January 9, when he was suc ceeded by Sir Archibald Murray). On January 28 French troops suddenly appeared before the fortress of Kara Burun, the black headland which from the se. Commands the entrance to the inner Gulf of Salonika. Fortunately, the Greek o¿'icer in charge gave up the fort without any incident occurring. Greek feeling was, however, somewhat excited by the French General's summary methods, and the chief anti-venizelist newspaper of Athens, Embros, accused the French troops of taking Kara Burun at the point of the bayonet.
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