Greece Mainland: Soldiers, Civilians and Battles

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

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

Alpini Soldiers in Greece 1941

Alpini Soldiers in Greece 1941

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.

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.

Fallschirmjager in Kreta, Greece, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Fallschirmjager in Kreta, Greece, pin by Paolo Marzioli

British troops in Athens, Greek civil war, 1944

British troops in Athens, Greek civil war, 1944

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.

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 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 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 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

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.

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.

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