Greek Oxi (Όχι) Day October 28
Όχι Day is a national holiday in Greece commemorating October 28, 1940 when Ioannis Metaxas replied Όχι (no) to Italian dictator Benito Mousolini's demands.
Greco-Italian War of 1940-1941
On this day in history 1940, during the early years of World War II, Il Duce Benito Mussolini’s (b.1883-1945) government declared war on Greece, starting the Italo-Greek War. This conflict would become the earliest front in the Greek campaign of the greater Mediterranean-North African campaign between by fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and the Allies, principally Britain and her Commonwealth allies. Il Duce Benito Mussolini Using a massive invasion force of eight divisions, well over 200,000…
Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - 1945..+ all fields of WWII - Page 432
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 fight the Axis Italian Fascist invasion in the mountains of Albania during the Greco-Italian War, which lasted from 28 October 1940 to 23 April 1941. The soldiers prepare to fire a 65mm...