Greece, 1941-1944. Μalnourished child holding ration coupon is about to try some soup from a soup kitchen; under German and Axis occupation Greeks were deprived from all food supplies produced in their country, which were sent to Axis troops waging war at the Eastern Front. Things got worse by Greek-run black market "businessmen". Consequently, death ratio due to famine raised to one of the highest in occupied Europe.

Greece, Μalnourished child holding ration coupon is about to try some…

Greece, 1941-1944. German occupation forces preparing the execution by hanging of a Greek resistant.

Greece, German occupation forces prepare to execute a Greek partisan.

Alpini Soldiers in Greece 1941

Alpini Soldiers in Greece 1941 There uniforms were FLY!

Liberation Square, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1942: 9.000 Jewish citizens of the German occupied city are assembled in the Liberation Sq., and are asked to perform gymnastic exercises. The under-performers are doomed.

JUL 11 1942 ‘Black Sabbath’ for the Jews of Salonika Griechenland, Saloniki. One of a series of images taken by German journalists in Salonika on July

British troops in Athens, Greek civil war, 1944

Image Sherman tanks and troops from (Scots) Parachute Battalion, Parachute Brigade, during operations against members of ELAS in Athens, 18 December

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…

Greek soldiers descend the hill during the war with Italy. "...all free peoples are deeply impressed by the courage and steadfastness of the Greek nation." Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, Letter to King George of Greece on December 5, 1940, regarding the Greek victory in the Greco-Italian War

Greek soldiers charge down the side of an Albanian mountain slope during the…

Greek soldiers counterattacking against the Italian fascist invasion on the Albanian mountains. Note the basic clothing and poor military kit. Despite these shortcomings, the Greeks defeated an Italian army five times their size between Oct 1940 and March 1941.

Greek soldiers camping out in the mountains during the Greco-Italian War (which marked the beginning of the Balkans Campaign) in the winter of pin by Paolo Marzioli

Thessaly, Greece, 1942-1944. Greek kids joined the resistance against the Axis Triple occupation of the country. They were organized in "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles) affiliated to EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front). They mostly served carrying messages to resistants. Here, four Aetopoula, show the marks or torture by the German occupation forces at Thessaly, perhaps in 1944. They were released because the Germans couldn't break them & spared their lives.

children - Greek resistance fighters were known as "Aetopoula" (Young Eagles). The photo features four Aetopoula who'd been captured, tortured and, apparently, later released by the German occupation forces at Thessaly c.

Gen. Napoleon Zervas (second from left) with some of his officers of the resistance National Republican Greek League during the Nazi occupation of Greece, 1941-44.

Greek Civil War Napoleon Zervas from left) with fellow National Republican Greek League officers.

Arta, Greece, 1944. "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles) served mainly as messengers of the Greek resistance organization EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front). Here Aetopoula clean debris in the north-western city of Arta, controlled by resistance forces, before the liberation of the country. Germans, Italians and Bulgarians of the Axis Triple Occupation forces never took full control of Greece during Occupation (April 1941-October 1944).

Arta, Greece, "Aetopoula" (i. Young Eagles) served mainly as messengers…

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, or scythes.

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.

Serbian soldiers whom have survived the retreat through Albanian mountains came to the island of Corfu, Greece where they could get real help from starvation and other diseases. Serbia lost 25 procent of its population in the Great war.

Srpski vojnik po dolasku na Krf - Serbian soldier upon arrival on Corfu WWI

A squad of German soldiers pass through a Greek village, during the occupation of Greece, in May 1941.

German soldiers pass through Greek village during occupation of Greece vintage everyday: B&W Photos of World War II Around The World

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