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A Greek boy who survived the Nazi massacres in his area looks at his British liberator (who pins a Union Jack on his sleeve).

A Greek boy who survived the Nazi massacres in his area looks at his British liberator (who pins a Union Jack on his sleeve).

April 21,1967 ~ Army tanks on the streets of Athens (Panepistimiou ave.)

April 21,1967 ~ Army tanks on the streets of Athens (Panepistimiou ave.)

German infantry attack Russian positions - Eastern Front. -- It looks like the soldiers of 11th army storming the outskirts of Savastopole, June 1942.

German infantry attack Russian positions - Eastern Front. -- It looks like the soldiers of 11th army storming the outskirts of Savastopole, June 1942.

October 12, 1944: Athens is liberated (WWII)

October 12, 1944: Athens is liberated (WWII)

Athens, Greece, November 16th, 1973. Student protesting in front of the gate of the Polytechnic School against the military dictatorship.

Athens, Greece, November 16th, 1973. Student protesting in front of the gate of the Polytechnic School against the military dictatorship.

Greek soldiers on the mountains of Albania fighting the Italian fascist invasion of Greece, winter 1940-41.

Greek soldiers on the mountains of Albania fighting the Italian fascist invasion of Greece, winter 1940-41.

ATHENS, December 1944

ATHENS, December 1944

1897 ~ Recruits for the Army standing before the Temple of Thesseus in Athens

1897 ~ Recruits for the Army standing before the Temple of Thesseus in Athens

A mixed group of Greek irregular soldiers and partisans happily pose as they celebrate the liberation of their country at the end of the Second World War. Greek partisans together with British paratroopers drove the German army from Athens after three and a half years of occupation. Papandreous raised the Greek flag over the Parthenon in front of an enthusiastic crowd on October 18th, 1944.

A mixed group of Greek irregular soldiers and partisans happily pose as they celebrate the liberation of their country at the end of the Second World War. Greek partisans together with British paratroopers drove the German army from Athens after three and a half years of occupation. Papandreous raised the Greek flag over the Parthenon in front of an enthusiastic crowd on October 18th, 1944.

December 1944 ~ Syntagma square, Athens (photo by Dmitri Kessel)

December 1944 ~ Syntagma square, Athens (photo by Dmitri Kessel)


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Βρετανοί κοντά στη πλατεία Ομονοίας

Βρετανοί κοντά στη πλατεία Ομονοίας

Athens, Greece, 1944 October the 12th is liberated from the German occupation.  The poster at Syntagma sq. runs: "The shameful instruments of fascism deserve a double punishment. The people demand "people's courts". EAM" [=National Liberation Front]. Collaborationists found refuge at the newly arrived government and the Brirtish under pretext of willing to fight any EAM attempt to establish a leftist regime.

Athens, Greece, 1944 October the 12th is liberated from the German occupation. The poster at Syntagma sq. runs: "The shameful instruments of fascism deserve a double punishment. The people demand "people's courts". EAM" [=National Liberation Front]. Collaborationists found refuge at the newly arrived government and the Brirtish under pretext of willing to fight any EAM attempt to establish a leftist regime.

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April 21,1967 ~ Army tanks on the streets of Athens (Panepistimiou ave.)

April 21,1967 ~ Army tanks on the streets of Athens (Panepistimiou ave.)

Greek guerrillas and partisans in the ranks. Girls armed with captured Italian rifles

Greek guerrillas and partisans in the ranks. Girls armed with captured Italian rifles

A Greek boy who survived the Nazi massacres in his area looks at his British liberator (who pins a Union Jack on his sleeve).

A Greek boy who survived the Nazi massacres in his area looks at his British liberator (who pins a Union Jack on his sleeve).

Andartiko, Greek resistance fighters (But it broke his heart as it broke the heart of every B.L.O. in Greece. ELAS set to work and smashed every other guerrilla organization it could get its filthy hands on.)

Andartiko, Greek resistance fighters (But it broke his heart as it broke the heart of every B.L.O. in Greece. ELAS set to work and smashed every other guerrilla organization it could get its filthy hands on.)

Athens, Greece, November 16th, 1973. Student protesting in front of the gate of the Polytechnic School against the military dictatorship.

Athens, Greece, November 16th, 1973. Student protesting in front of the gate of the Polytechnic School against the military dictatorship.

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, 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.

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 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…

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