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

A group of Greek partisans and British Special Operations Executive agents posing on Crete (1944). Note the captured German MP40 submachine gun at the center. (He was doing undercover work with the resistance in the mountains for eighteen months before he was killed.)

A group of Greek partisans and British Special Operations Executive agents posing on Crete (1944). Note the captured German MP40 submachine gun at the center. (He was doing undercover work with the resistance in the mountains for eighteen months before he was killed.)

Occupied Greece. April 1941. Sepp Dietrich of the   1st SS Panzer Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"  talks to Greek prisoners.

Occupied Greece. April 1941. Sepp Dietrich of the 1st SS Panzer Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" talks to Greek prisoners.

Greek soldiers, pushed back the Italian fascist invasion, and then kept on pursuing them beyond the borders into Albania. Note the basic clothing and poor military kit. Despite these shortcomings, between Oct 1940 and March 1941, the poorly equipped Greek army defeated an Italian army five times its size.

Greek soldiers, pushed back the Italian fascist invasion, and then kept on pursuing them beyond the borders into Albania. Note the basic clothing and poor military kit. Despite these shortcomings, between Oct 1940 and March 1941, the poorly equipped Greek army defeated an Italian army five times its size.

Occupied Greece, 1943: Two people hang from trees in the square of an unidentified village. Village people loiter around without much particular horror. Note the young boy that is walking past the scene in the foreground -- well dressed and groomed for the time, he is adjusted to the realities of the day.

Two communist Greek partisans that have been hanged, 1943.[800x575]

Occupied Greece, 1943: Two people hang from trees in the square of an unidentified village. Village people loiter around without much particular horror. Note the young boy that is walking past the scene in the foreground -- well dressed and groomed for the time, he is adjusted to the realities of the day.

July 1942, Thessaloniki, Greece: Portrait of a young Jewish man being pressed into forced labor by the Germans. By the end of the following year, the entire Jewish population of Thessaloniki had been deported to Auschwitz.

July 1942, Thessaloniki, Greece: Portrait of a young Jewish man being pressed into forced labor by the Germans. By the end of the following year, the entire Jewish population of Thessaloniki had been deported to Auschwitz.

Saloniki, Greece, July 1942, Jews arrested by the Germans, before deportation to death camps.

Saloniki, Greece, July 1942, Jews arrested by the Germans, before deportation to death camps.

Bruits soldier surender to germans, Crete 1941

Bruits soldier surender to germans, Crete 1941

Soldiers in Greece. Date: October 28, 1940

Soldiers in Greece. Date: October 28, 1940

Greek Mountain troops, Dec 44

Greek Mountain troops, Dec 44

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