Bralos

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Bralos

Μπράλος
British Military Cemetery, Bralos
British Military Cemetery, Bralos
Bralos is located in Greece
Bralos
Bralos
Coordinates: 38°44′N 22°28′E / 38.733°N 22.467°E / 38.733; 22.467Coordinates: 38°44′N 22°28′E / 38.733°N 22.467°E / 38.733; 22.467
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Greece
Regional unitPhthiotis
MunicipalityAmfikleia-Elateia
Municipal unitAmfikleia
Community
 • Population280 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationΜΙ

Bralos or Brallos (Greek: Μπράλ[λ]ος) is a village located on the slopes of Mount Kallidromon in Phthiotis, Greece. It is part of the municipality Amfikleia-Elateia. The town can be found along European route E65.

History[edit]

Trains at Parori and Bralos Pass in Winter.

In October 1917, during World War I, the 49th Stationary Hospital was established at Bralos along with rest and recuperation camps for Allied troops. It remained in use until April 1919. Many of the dead from the hospital—chiefly from the influenza epidemic—are buried in the Bralo British Cemetery. It contains 101 burials, 95 of which from the British Commonwealth.[2]

Bralos was also the site of fighting between British Commonwealth troops and the Germans in the Battle of Thermopylae (1941).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "BRALO BRITISH CEMETERY". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 7 January 2017.