April 27, 1941: The German army enters the Greek capital, signaling the end of Greek resistance. All mainland Greece and all the Greek Aegean islands except Crete are under German occupation by May 11. In fending off the Axis invaders, the Greeks suffer the loss of 15,700 men. Greece will not be liberated until 1944, by British troops from the Mediterranean theater

April The German army enters the Greek capital, signaling the end of Greek resistance. All mainland Greece and all the Greek Aegean islands except Crete are under German occupation by May.

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…

Greek children under the Nazi occupation.

Torture victims win case against UK, but WWII Greek victims still await justice

Greek children under the Nazi occupation.

Torture victims win case against UK, but WWII Greek victims still await justice

Ragged young Greek children during WWII. Location: Greece Date taken: October 1944

Torture victims win case against UK, but WWII Greek victims still await justice

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.

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

Kalavrita, 1943.  Wives, mothers, daughters and orphans mourn. Wehrmacht Troops executed all 800 of the male population and set the houses on fire.

Kalavrita December Women--wives, mothers, daughters and orphans mourn the victims of Merkel& predecessors. In the Greek village Kalavrita Wehrmacht Troops executed all the male population and set the houses in fire. The Germans left behind 800 dead.

German mountain troops raise the swastika on the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece, April 1941. The Parthenon is partially visible behind the flag. The troops wear winter uniforms that do not go well with Greek warm spring weather.

German mountain troops raise the swastika on the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece, April The Parthenon is partially visible behind the flag. The troops wear winter uniforms that do not go well with Greek warm spring weather.

From the photographic series "The Resistance in Epirus,1941-1944," at the Benaki Museum, Photographer Kostas Balafas (Κώστας Μπαλάφας)

From the photographic series "The Resistance in at the Benaki Museum, Photographer Kostas Balafas (Κώστας Μπαλάφας)

Andartiko, Greek resistance fighters

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

Athens, Greece, winter of 1941-1942. Most of the vehicles are comandeered by the German occupation forces and the usage of public transport is allowed to Greeks only a few hours per day. So most of the people are using wooden transportation carts. Such carts are seen here on Kolonaki sq.

Athens, Greece, winter of Most of the vehicles are comandeered by the…

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

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

German JU52's over Agya

German over Agya, Crete 1941 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

The Greco-Italian War, also known as the Italo-Greek War, was a conflict between Italy and Greece, which lasted from 28 October 1940 to 23 April 1941. The conflict marked the beginning of the Balkans campaign of World War II and the initial Greek counteroffensive, the first successful land campaign against the Axis powers in the war. The conflict known as the Battle of Greece ended with the intervention of Nazi Germany on 6 April 1941. In Greece, it is known as the "War of '40" and in…

On the first day of the Italian invasion of Greece, Greek troops treat the invaders to mortar fire. Within weeks, the Italians were in headlong retreat triggering the German invasion of Greece.

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