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The Nazi propaganda picture shows soldiers of the German Wehrmacht on the Acropolis of Athens after the conquest of the city. The photo was taken in April 1941. Photo: Berliner Verlag / Archive - NO WIRE SERVICE -

The Nazi propaganda picture shows soldiers of the German Wehrmacht on the Acropolis of Athens after the conquest of the city. The photo was taken in April Photo: Berliner Verlag / Archive - NO WIRE SERVICE -

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.

German Nazi paratrooper fires his pistol into Cretan villagers massacred by the Germans at Kondomari, Crete, Greece, June 1941.

Killed Greek civilians in Kondomari, Crete, Greece, June 1941 (German Federal Archive)

Papa Anypomonos, a priest in the ranks of the Resistance Army, Greece, 1944.

Papa Anypomonos, a priest in the ranks of the Resistance Army, Greece, 1944. [572x765]

Papa Anypomonos, a priest in the ranks of the Resistance Army, Greece,

June 10, 1944 - German troops in front of buildings set ablaze in Distomo, during the massacre. The Distomo massacre was a Nazi war crime perpetrated by members of the Waffen-SS in the village of Distomo, Greece, during the Axis occupation of Greece during World War II.

Distomo, Greece: The World War II Nazi German Massacre and Beyond

Athens, Greece, German Occupation, 1941-44: Nazi officers lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier right below the Greek Parliament building. Insult added to injury.

Athens, Greece, German Occupation, Nazi officers lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier right below the Greek Parliament building. Insult added to injury.

Massacre of Kalavryta. German troops taking a break after mass killing 667 Greek citizens of Kalavryta area, on 13 December 1943. Behind them, the town is on fire.

Massacre of Kalavryta. German troops taking a break after mass killing 667 Greek citizens of Kalavryta area, on 13 December Behind them, the town is on fire.

Greece, 1945-1949. A civil war era classroom in a DAG (Democratic Army of Greece) dominated remote mountain area. The Greek poster on the wall reads: :Long live Nikos Zachariadis, Greek people's leader".

Greece, A civil war era classroom in a DAG (Democratic Army of Greece) dominated remote mountain area. The Greek poster on the wall reads: :Long live Nikos Zachariadis, Greek people's leader".

Greek women and men of Greek People's Liberation Army during WWII.

Greek partisans armed with captured Italian rifles including a Fucile Mitragliatore Breda modello 30 light machine gun, third from the right.

GreeceDate taken:January 1948 Photographer:Dmitri Kessel Widespread famine in Greece after German occupation and Greek civil war

Greece - Date taken:January 1948 Photographer:Dmitri Kessel. Widespread famine in Greece after German occupation and Greek civil war

Aris Velouchiotis, a communist chieftain in the mountains of Greece, poses during the Nazi occupation. A journalist in civilian life, Aris was the leader of the Black Berets, communist thugs with a long string of atrocities to their credit. Note the ceremonial dagger carried by Greek Army cadets for the duration of their studies at the Military Academy. Aris apparently liked the visual effect.

Aris Velouchiotis, founder and captain of The Greek People’s Liberation Army (ELAS), the military arm of the left-wing National Liberation Front (EAM) during the period of the Greek Resistance.

Προώθηση τμήματος αλεξιπτωτιστών στην Δημοτική Αγορά των Χανίων που φέρει εμφανείς ζημιές από τους προηγηθέντες βομβαρδισμούς

Προώθηση τμήματος αλεξιπτωτιστών στην Δημοτική Αγορά των Χανίων που φέρει εμφανείς ζημιές από τους προηγηθέντες βομβαρδισμούς

King George of Greece (in khaki, with staff) went into exile when the Axis powers occupied Greece in 1941. His return to Greece, forced by British arms, helped to ignite a communist insurgency that lasted from 1946 to 1949 and devastated an already half dead country. With him are his brother, Prince (later King) Paul and his wife Princess (later Queen) Frederica.

King George of Greece (in khaki, with staff) went into exile when the Axis…

Συγκλονιστικές Φωτογραφίες της Αντίστασης από τον Σπύρο Μελετζή.

Συγκλονιστικές Φωτογραφίες της Αντίστασης από τον Σπύρο Μελετζή.

A German Flak 88 AA gun is photographed in front of the ancient Acropolis of Athens and the Parthenon temple in early May 1941 after the Greek capital was occupied by victorious German forces.

A German Flak 88 AA gun is photographed in front of the ancient Acropolis of Athens and the Parthenon temple in early May 1941 after the Greek capital was occupied by victorious German forces.

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