Fallschirm medics Crete 1941

Fallschirm medics Crete 1941

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October 28, 1940: Italy declares war on Greece

October 28, 1940: Italy declares war on Greece

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The Distomo massacre was a Nazi war crime perpetrated by the SS in the village of Distomo, Greece, during the Axis occupation of Greece during WW2. On June 10, 1944, for over two hours, Waffen-SS troops of the 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division under the command of SS-Hauptsturmführer Fritz Lautenbach went door to door and massacred Greek civilians, reportedly in revenge for a partisan attack. A total of 218 men, women and children were killed in Distomo, a small village near Delphi.

The Distomo massacre was a Nazi war crime perpetrated by the SS in the village of Distomo, Greece, during the Axis occupation of Greece during WW2. On June 10, 1944, for over two hours, Waffen-SS troops of the 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division under the command of SS-Hauptsturmführer Fritz Lautenbach went door to door and massacred Greek civilians, reportedly in revenge for a partisan attack. A total of 218 men, women and children were killed in Distomo, a small village near Delphi.

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John Devitt Stringfellow Pendlebury (12 October 1904 – 22 May 1941) was a British archaeologist who worked for British intelligence during World War II. He was murdered by the Germans during the Battle of Crete.

John Devitt Stringfellow Pendlebury (12 October 1904 – 22 May 1941) was a British archaeologist who worked for British intelligence during World War II. He was murdered by the Germans during the Battle of Crete.

Edward McKnight Kauffer. 1942

Edward McKnight Kauffer. 1942

German Nazi paratrooper fires his pistol into Cretan villagers massacred by the Germans at Kondomari, Crete, Greece, June 1941.

German Nazi paratrooper fires his pistol into Cretan villagers massacred by the Germans at Kondomari, Crete, Greece, June 1941.

Άννα Αγγελοπούλου: Κατοχή. Εικόνες πείνας. Φωτογραφίες της Βούλας Παπαϊωάννου

Άννα Αγγελοπούλου: Κατοχή. Εικόνες πείνας. Φωτογραφίες της Βούλας Παπαϊωάννου

Cretan girl clutches a dove of peace, 1943.

Cretan girl clutches a dove of peace, 1943.

Ano Kerassia, Magnesia, Greece, 1944. Members of the 54th partisan Batallion of the National People's Liberation Army.  b/w photo by Kostas Zimeris.

Ano Kerassia, Magnesia, Greece, 1944. Members of the 54th partisan Batallion of the National People's Liberation Army. b/w photo by Kostas Zimeris.

Παρέλαση τμήματος του Προτύπου Τάγματος Καισαριανής του ΕΛΑΣ στην κεντρική…

Παρέλαση τμήματος του Προτύπου Τάγματος Καισαριανής του ΕΛΑΣ στην κεντρική…

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