From the files of icon painter and historical researcher Dimitrios Skourtelis, member of the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts
Warrior of the ‘Greek Legion’. The Greek Legion was a volunteer corps of Greek warriors who fought at the Crimean war under the command of general Koronaiou at the side of Russian imperial army against the English-France-Italian-Ottoman alliance. Crimean war 1853-1856.
The war flag of the Greek Legion was a cross with the sign ‘ORTHODOXY OR DEATH’.