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Alamana is a bridge of Spercheios and is known for the battle that happened there on April 1821. When Greeks started their revolution in 1821, Omer Vrionis started with 8.000 from Thessaly to Peloponnese in order to suppress the revolt. Athanasios Diakos with his men waited for him at Alamana river (the former name of Spercheios river). In the morning of 23 April 1821 the battle of Alamana began, with the men of Athanasios Diakos defended their land, caused a lot of damage to their enemy and made them regroup. Athanasios Diakos and his 48 men fought for many hours until they were all dead. Diakos was captured alive and was taken in Lamia on the 24 April. There, after refusing to cooperate with the Turks, he was horribly tortured and died a martyr's way. His death shocked the people and he became a symbol of the War of Independence. The bridge of Alamana is a little outside of Lamia, 3 kilometres west from Thermopyles, where you can find the memorial of the battle.
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