The Solaest Uprising occurred during the Galactic Civil War, fought between the Galactic Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic.[1] Imperial pilot T. Alvak fought in the Uprising, earning a promotion to Flight Captain and the Distinguished Flight Medal for his actions.[3] The fighting led to extensive civilian casualties.[4]

Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan intervened in the battle. She transmitted messages, dispensed much-needed material, and bought time for the Rebel evacuation.[2]


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