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

Kostas Zimeris Woman Members of the Anti-fascist Partisan Batallion of the National People’s Liberation Army, Ano Kerassia, Magnesia, Greece 1944

Cretans attacking 3 Germans battle of Crete 1941. Island of the brave. 8000 German paratroopers dropped on a tiny island and the Greek resistance with little help from British killed more then half the troops as they were coming down. The Greeks would stab them with pitchforks and steal their weapons. Fields of blood ran.

Cretans attacking 3 Germans battle of Crete Island of the brave.

Iconic image of Greek partisans who fought German invaders during the battle of Crete (May 1941). #WW2

Greek partisans who fought German invaders during the battle of Crete (May I visited a N.Greek village memorial for all the boys and men 11 years and older shot by the Germans in WWII for sabotage activities. Greeks were great fighters.

Cretan partisans pose for a photograph following the Axis invasion of the Greek island. Part of the larger Greek Resistance, it began on 20 May 1941 when German   Fallschirmjäger (paratroops) invaded the island in the Battle of Crete (German: Unternehmen Merkur, or, Operation Mercury). For the first time during the war, invading German forces faced in Crete a valiant and vicious backlash from the local civilian population. Civilians on Crete: men, women and even children, picked off Axis…

Cretan partisans pose for a photograph following the Axis invasion of the Greek island. Part of the larger Greek Resistance, it began on 20 May 1941 when German Fallschirmjäger (paratroops) invaded the island in the Battle of Crete (German: Unternehmen Merkur, or, Operation Mercury). For the first time during the war, invading German forces faced in Crete a valiant and vicious backlash from the local civilian population. Civilians on Crete: men, women and even children, picked off Axis…

Greek Jewish women and children are rounded up for deportation in Ioannina by German troops. Prior to the war, approximately 1,950 Jews lived in Ionnina. Of these, 1,870 were deported by the Germans to concentration camps on 25 March 1944, during the...

Greek Jewish women and children are rounded up for deportation in Ioannina by German troops. Prior to the war, approximately Jews lived in Ionnina. Of these, were deported by the Germans to concentration camps on 25 March during the.

World War II: Battle of Greece: German artillery fires during the advance through Greece, 1941

World War II: Battle of Greece

German 15 cm sFH howitzer shelling Metaxas Line fortifications, Greece, early Apr 1941 (German Federal Archives: Bild

ο πέρασμα του Άρη Βελουχιώτη στο Λαμπίρι Πελοποννήσου με τους μαυροσκούφηδες. Διακρίνεται ο παπά-Ανυπόμονος (Γερμανός Δημάκης), ηγούμενος της Ι.Μ. Αγάθωνος, πρόεδρος της κοινότητας Αμφίκλειας και στενός φίλος του Άρη Βελουχιώτη. (Από το Μέτωπο Ιστορίας). Πηγή: www.lifo.gr

ο πέρασμα του Άρη Βελουχιώτη στο Λαμπίρι Πελοποννήσου με τους μαυροσκούφηδες. Διακρίνεται ο παπά-Ανυπόμονος (Γερμανός Δημάκης), ηγούμενος της Ι.Μ. Αγάθωνος, πρόεδρος της κοινότητας Αμφίκλειας και στενός φίλος του Άρη Βελουχιώτη. (Από το Μέτωπο Ιστορίας). Πηγή: www.lifo.gr

Guerra d'Albania - Fronte greco - Comando della Divisione Julia sul monte Scendèli Bescit, Albania, 01/03/1941 - 31/03/1941

Guerra d'Albania - Fronte greco - Comando della Divisione Julia sul monte Scendèli Bescit, Albania, 01/03/1941 - 31/03/1941

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 fend off the Fascist Italian invasion in the mountains of Albania during the Italian Primavera Offensive. Greece entered the war on 28 October when the Italian Army invaded from.

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