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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.

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.

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.

Athens, Greece, April 1941-October 1944. The country is under triple occupation: German, Italian, Bulgarian. Starvation is widespread, because the occupation forces, mainly the Germans, collected and confiscated the sum total of the agricultural production to feed their troops on the various fronts, mostly those on the eastern front

Athens, Greece, April 1941-October 1944. The country is under triple occupation: German, Italian, Bulgarian. Starvation is widespread, because the occupation forces, mainly the Germans, collected and confiscated the sum total of the agricultural production to feed their troops on the various fronts, mostly those on the eastern front

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

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

Greece, 1942-1944. Students at an elementary school; a galloping inflation imposed by the German authorities paying for goods on the Greek market with counterfeit money, made an unaffordable luxury the buy of new shows, especially for growing children.

Greece, 1942-1944. Students at an elementary school; a galloping inflation imposed by the German authorities paying for goods on the Greek market with counterfeit money, made an unaffordable luxury the buy of new shows, especially for growing children.

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.

A paratrooper from 5th (Scots) Parachute Battalion, 2nd Parachute Brigade, takes cover on a street corner in Athens during operations against members of ELAS, 18 December 1944.

A paratrooper from 5th (Scots) Parachute Battalion, 2nd Parachute Brigade, takes cover on a street corner in Athens during operations against members of ELAS, 18 December 1944.

Athens, Greece, May 1941: Flak gun deployed in front of the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, a short distance from Constitution Square in the center of Athens. Mt Hymettus is in the background.

Athens, Greece, May 1941: Flak gun deployed in front of the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, a short distance from Constitution Square in the center of Athens. Mt Hymettus is in the background.

Sara Fortis, a Greek jewish partisan posing with fellow Greek partisans from her unit. Sara formed a band of female "andartes" that became indispensable to the male fighters, transforming young village girls into women warriors.

Sara Fortis, a Greek jewish partisan posing with fellow Greek partisans from her unit. Sara formed a band of female "andartes" that became indispensable to the male fighters, transforming young village girls into women warriors.

Greece, 1942-1944. An orthodox priest, member of ELAS (Greek People's Liberation Army), fighting against the German, Italian and Bulgarian occupation forces.

Greece, 1942-1944. An orthodox priest, member of ELAS (Greek People's Liberation Army), fighting against the German, Italian and Bulgarian occupation forces.

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