Today Greece commemorates the 1821-1831 War of Independence
, the revolution that freed Greece from the Ottoman Empire which had ruled over the Greeks since the Fall of Constantinople
I found the subject boring in grade-school history class but that's because I was lucky (or unlucky) enough to have a grandfather who relished telling me these stories, embellished and re-enacted of course, complete with dialog between Turks and Greeks ("Die, infidel!") and with extra attention on the special details, like the impaling of Athanasios Diakos
who was roasted on a spit "and he didn't cry once!" However, my favourite was Laskarina Bouboulina
who was usually in charge of annihilating my brother's toy soldiers.
I haven't read about the Greek revolution from a Turkish perspective, I wonder how that is taught in schools there and what stories do Turkish grandparents tell their grandkids.