October 12, 1944: Stadiou street - Liberation of Athens from Nazi Occupation

“Today in history: October The city of Athens celebrates liberation from Nazi German troops and citizens emerge on the streets to celebrate.

Greece, 1944: Ioachim, the orthodox bishop of Chios (1880-1948), who joined the partisans against German occupation, refused to accept the decision of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece to excommunicate all pro-communist DSE (Democratic Army of Greece) members; for this reason, the Archbishop and Vice-Roy Damaskenos dismissed Ioachim in 1946, who died four years later. Here Ioachim inspects a DSE squadron.

Greece, Ioachim, the orthodox bishop of Chios who joined the…

Syntagma sq., Athens, Greece, 1943. Collaborationist Security Battalions were founded in 1943 by the Greek puppet government of Ioannis Rallis. They were supported by the extreme right and pro-Nazis, but also by some centrist politicians who were concerned about the dominance of ELAS (the military arm of the leftist National Liberation Front EAM) as the main body of the armed Greek resistance against triple Axis occupation (Germany, Italy, Bulgaria).

Syntagma sq., Athens, Greece, 1943. Collaborationist Security Battalions were founded in 1943 by the Greek puppet government of Ioannis Rallis. They were supported by the extreme right and pro-Nazis, but also by some centrist politicians who were concerned about the dominance of ELAS (the military arm of the leftist National Liberation Front EAM) as the main body of the armed Greek resistance against triple Axis occupation (Germany, Italy, Bulgaria).

In the mountains of Greece sometime between 1946 and 1948 during the communist insurgency: Communist guerrillas are reading a map while a Greek Orthodox priest fighting alongside them is having his Turkish coffee, always drunk in a small cup like the one he is using. A foreign military observer on the right is -- what else?-- observing.

Officers plan the assault on Mount Kiapha at Mount Lyoku during the Greek Civil War, while a Greek Orthodox priest drinks coffee. Each brigade has a chaplain who travels with them. (Photo by Federico Patellani/Getty Images).

Saloniki, Greece, May 1941, A sign on a window which reads: "Jews not wanted".

Saloniki, Greece, May A sign on a window which reads: "Jews not wanted".

#μνήμες  [Επιστράτευση στο Γουδί, Αθήνα 1940, φωτ. Βούλα Παπαϊωάννου - Φωτογραφικά Αρχεία Μουσείου Μπενάκη]    #memories  [Mobilization, Athens 1940, photo by Voula Papaioannou - Phorographic Archives of the Benaki Museum]

#μνήμες [Επιστράτευση στο Γουδί, Αθήνα 1940, φωτ. Βούλα Παπαϊωάννου - Φωτογραφικά Αρχεία Μουσείου Μπενάκη] #memories [Mobilization, Athens 1940, photo by Voula Papaioannou - Phorographic Archives of the Benaki Museum]

Αμπελόκηποι, μια Αστική Ιστορία | Ampelokipi An Urban Story - Page 9 - SkyscraperCity

Αμπελόκηποι, μια Αστική Ιστορία | Ampelokipi An Urban Story - Page 9 - SkyscraperCity

Πλατεία Κολωνακίου Αθήνα χειμώνας 1940-41 πωληση ξυλειασ σε εχοντες

Athens, Greece, winter of Most of the vehicles are comandeered by the…

Τσιτσάνης, Τσαουσάκης και παρέα λίγο μετα την απελευθέρωση στη Θεσσαλονίκη - Tsitsanis Tsaousakis and friends shortly after the liberation of Thessaloniki

Τσιτσάνης, Τσαουσάκης και παρέα λίγο μετα την απελευθέρωση στη Θεσσαλονίκη - Tsitsanis Tsaousakis and friends shortly after the liberation of Thessaloniki

Dmitri Kessel, Δεκέμβριος 1944, στοίβες κατοχικών χαρτονομισμάτων προς αποτέφρωση στα υπόγεια της Τραπέζης της Ελλάδος

Dmitri Kessel, Δεκέμβριος 1944, στοίβες κατοχικών χαρτονομισμάτων προς αποτέφρωση στα υπόγεια της Τραπέζης της Ελλάδος

Προετοιμασία ρουχισμού για το μέτωπο 1940._Φωτ. Βούλα Παπαϊωάννου

"Preparing clothing for the front," 1940

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This Day in WWII History: Dec Civil war breaks out in Athens

Βασίλης Τσακιράκης.Δεκέμβρης του -44.

Βασίλης Τσακιράκης.Δεκέμβρης του -44.

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