Hellas - Greek-Italian War

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Greece, 1941: Italian marines trudge past German troops after the collapse of Greece in April. The Germans made little effort to conceal their lack of admiration for the Italian fighting spirit, with the Italian invasion of Greece in Oct 1940 pushed back and defeated despite the Italians' overwhelming superiority in numbers, weapons, and equipment.

Greece, 1941: Italian marines trudge past German troops after the collapse of Greece in April. The Germans made little effort to conceal their lack of admiration for the Italian fighting spirit, with the Italian invasion of Greece in Oct 1940 pushed back and defeated despite the Italians' overwhelming superiority in numbers, weapons, and equipment.

Greece, 1941: Italian marines trudge past German troops after the collapse of Greece in April. The Germans made little effort to conceal their lack of admiration for the Italian fighting spirit, with the Italian invasion of Greece in Oct 1940 pushed back and defeated despite the Italians' overwhelming superiority in numbers, weapons, and equipment.

Greece, 1941: Italian marines trudge past German troops after the collapse of Greece in April. The Germans made little effort to conceal their lack of admiration for the Italian fighting spirit, with the Italian invasion of Greece in Oct 1940 pushed back and defeated despite the Italians' overwhelming superiority in numbers, weapons, and equipment.

1942-1944. An orthodox priest, member of ELAS (Greek People's Liberation Army), fighting against the German, Italian and Bulgarian occupation forces.

1942-1944. An orthodox priest, member of ELAS (Greek People's Liberation Army), fighting against the German, Italian and Bulgarian occupation forces.

Warfare History Blog: Today In History, October 1940, The Greco-Italian War of 1940-1941 begins

Warfare History Blog: Today In History, October 1940, The Greco-Italian War of 1940-1941 begins

1941- Greek soldiers take time out for meal in snow-covered Tepelini sector of Albania during battle with Italians.

1941- Greek soldiers take time out for meal in snow-covered Tepelini sector of Albania during battle with Italians.

Greek Army soldiers use a rangefinder to target invading enemy Italian positions in the Pindus mountain range during the Greco-Italian War. The initial Greek counteroffensive was the first successful land campaign against the Axis Powers during the war, forcing Germany to attack Greece to save the Italians in April 1941. Pindus mountain range, Epirus Region, Greece. November 1940.

Greek Army soldiers use a rangefinder to target invading enemy Italian positions in the Pindus mountain range during the Greco-Italian War. The initial Greek counteroffensive was the first successful land campaign against the Axis Powers during the war, forcing Germany to attack Greece to save the Italians in April 1941. Pindus mountain range, Epirus Region, Greece. November 1940.

Sofia Vembo - singing satirical songs against the Italians during the Greek-Italian War (28 October 1940-23 April 1941), she became the voice of the people. Her songs of that time are taught at schools allover Greece.

Sofia Vembo - singing satirical songs against the Italians during the Greek-Italian War (28 October 1940-23 April 1941), she became the voice of the people. Her songs of that time are taught at schools allover Greece.

OXI DAY http://onemansblog.com/2009/10/28/oxi-day-how-the-greeks-helped-end-world-war-ii/

OXI DAY http://onemansblog.com/2009/10/28/oxi-day-how-the-greeks-helped-end-world-war-ii/

The Greco-Italian War, also known as the Italo-Greek War, was a conflict between Italy and Greece, which lasted from 28 October 1940 to 23 April 1941. The conflict marked the beginning of the Balkans campaign of World War II and the initial Greek counteroffensive, the first successful land campaign against the Axis powers in the war. The conflict known as the Battle of Greece ended with the intervention of Nazi Germany on 6 April 1941. In Greece, it is known as the "War of '40" and in…

The Greco-Italian War, also known as the Italo-Greek War, was a conflict between Italy and Greece, which lasted from 28 October 1940 to 23 April 1941. The conflict marked the beginning of the Balkans campaign of World War II and the initial Greek counteroffensive, the first successful land campaign against the Axis powers in the war. The conflict known as the Battle of Greece ended with the intervention of Nazi Germany on 6 April 1941. In Greece, it is known as the "War of '40" and in…

Greek soldiers, pushed back the Italian fascist invasion, and then kept on pursuing them beyond the borders into Albania. Note the basic clothing and poor military kit. Despite these shortcomings, between Oct 1940 and March 1941, the poorly equipped Greek army defeated an Italian army five times its size.

Greek soldiers, pushed back the Italian fascist invasion, and then kept on pursuing them beyond the borders into Albania. Note the basic clothing and poor military kit. Despite these shortcomings, between Oct 1940 and March 1941, the poorly equipped Greek army defeated an Italian army five times its size.


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A Greek soldier tells his mother goodbye before leaving to fight the Italian invaders, 1940 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

A Greek soldier tells his mother goodbye before leaving to fight the Italian invaders, 1940 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Greek_Army_during_Primavera_Offensive_Klisura_March_1941 This Day In History: Hitler Is Enraged Over Mussolini's Invasion Of Greece (1940)

This Day In History: Hitler Is Enraged Over Mussolini's Invasion Of Greece (1940)

Greek_Army_during_Primavera_Offensive_Klisura_March_1941 This Day In History: Hitler Is Enraged Over Mussolini's Invasion Of Greece (1940)

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1940- Stew is dished out to captured Italian soldiers at an undisclosed Greek prison camp.

1940- Stew is dished out to captured Italian soldiers at an undisclosed Greek prison camp.

Greek soldiers in the winter of 1940/41, fighting Italy. Note the 1903 Mannlicher-Schönauer rifle, one of very few military rifles to use a rotary magazine.

Greek soldiers in the winter of 1940/41, fighting Italy. Note the 1903 Mannlicher-Schönauer rifle, one of very few military rifles to use a rotary magazine.

Greek soldiers fight the Axis Italian Fascist invasion in the mountains of Albania during the Greco-Italian War, which lasted from 28 October 1940 to 23 April 1941. The soldiers prepare to fire a 65mm...

Greek soldiers fight the Axis Italian Fascist invasion in the mountains of Albania during the Greco-Italian War, which lasted from 28 October 1940 to 23 April 1941. The soldiers prepare to fire a 65mm...

Article in "LIFE" magazine about what the Germans did to Greece during WWII (the massacre at the town of Distomo)

Article in "LIFE" magazine about what the Germans did to Greece during WWII (the massacre at the town of Distomo)

Γενικό Επιτελείο Στρατού - 'Β Παγκόσμιος Πόλεμος

Γενικό Επιτελείο Στρατού - 'Β Παγκόσμιος Πόλεμος

1940 ~ A Greek soldier says goodbye to his young daughter before being mobilized to the front to counter against Axis Italian and German invasion

1940 ~ A Greek soldier says goodbye to his young daughter before being mobilized to the front to counter against Axis Italian and German invasion

1941- Greek soldiers take time out for meal in snow-covered Tepelini sector of Albania during battle with Italians.

1941- Greek soldiers take time out for meal in snow-covered Tepelini sector of Albania during battle with Italians.

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