German troops parade in Athens, Greece in May 1941. This was the victory parade of the German occupiers. The building in the right foreground is the Grand Bretagne hotel -- still in operation today. The location is Constitution square. The parliament building and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are across the street on the left.

May German troops parade in Constitution square, Athens, Greece. The rock of the Acropolis can be seen in the back. The building in the right foreground, the Grand Bretagne hotel, is still in operation today.

German paratrooper and two Greek gendarmes guard a pile of weapons surrendered by British soldiers captured in the town of Corinth, Greece, March-April 1941.

demons: “ A German fallschirmjäger looks at a pile of captured weapons; in the background captured Greece officers are lined up in Corinth, 1941 ”

Fallschirmjäger at the Venetian Harbour, Chania, Crete, 1941

German paratroopers in Crete shortly after the fall of the island in May-June The parachute division suffered such horrendous casualties that Hitler suspended airborne ops permanently and sent the paras to fight as infantry on the Eastern Front.

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…

During the Battle of Crete (η Μάχη της Κρήτης), Hitler’s army faced the wrath of Cretans fighting for their land and their lives. Civilians joined in the battle — women too — to defend their island. Iconic images from the Battle of Crete (η Μάχη της Κρήτης) that were posted on HALC's blog.

A pair of female Greek partisans on the island of Crete during the German occupation of the island, 1943

Battle of Athens, Dec 1944-Jan 1945: British paras patrol on the perimeter of the Athens gas works. Fighting with communist guerrillas attempting to take over Greece was fierce. The British, and the forces of the Greek interim government, finally prevailed thanks to superior firepower and military tactics.

Battle of Athens, Dec British paras patrol on the perimeter of the Athens gas works.

A pair of Greek soldiers make contact with their troops on a field radio during the Greek Civil War. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). 22nd May 1948

A pair of Greek soldiers make contact with their troops on a field radio during the Greek Civil War. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). May 1948

German paratroopers during a break in battle on Crete, May 1941. Certainly a propaganda photo for the homeland, concealing the huge losses o...

German paratroopers during a break in battle on Crete, May Certainly a propaganda photo for the homeland, concealing the huge losses of the 'Green Devils'. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Portrait of Greek partisans, members of the Cretan Resistance. The Cretan Resistance was an armed movement against the occupying forces of Germany and Italy by the residents of the Greek island of Crete -  part of the larger Greek Resistance. For the first time during the war, attacking German and Italian forces in Crete faced a valiant and violent resistance from the local population. Cretan civilians and guerillas picked off paratroopers or attacked them with knives, axes, scythes or even…

Portrait of Greek partisans, members of the Cretan Resistance. The Cretan Resistance was an armed movement against the occupying forces of Germany and Italy by the residents of the Greek island of.

Hellenic OXI Day 28 October 1940

Greeks bow only to their God or Gods, to their motherland and their fallen heroes.

The Germans enter the village of Kondomari and begin ordering all villagers to assemble

On June 1941 a brutal massacre took place in the village of Kondomari, just west of the city of Hania. The Battle of Crete had just completed and the Al

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