Greek partisans who fought German invaders during the battle of Crete (May 1941). This image has become a sort of anti-government mascot during the upheavals in the Greek economy since 2011.

Greek partisans who fought German invaders during the battle of Crete (May I visited a N.Greek village memorial for all the boys and men 11 years and older shot by the Germans in WWII for sabotage activities. Greeks were great fighters.

A woman weeps during the deportation of Jews from Ioannina. Greece. on March 25, 1944. The deportation was enforced by the German army. Almost all of the people deported were murdered on or shortly after April 11, 1944, when the train carrying them reached Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Greece, March A woman weeps during the deportation of Jews from Ioannina.The deportation was enforced by the German army. Almost all of the people deported were murdered on or shortly after April when the train carrying them reached Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Article in "LIFE" magazine about what the Germans did to Greece during WWII (the massacre at the town of Distomo)

Article in "LIFE" magazine about what the Nazi Germans did to Greece during WWII (including the massacre at the town of Distomo, hence the photo)

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

Kostas Zimeris Woman Members of the Anti-fascist Partisan Batallion of the National People’s Liberation Army, Ano Kerassia, Magnesia, Greece 1944

Hungry Greek children waiting for their rations of powdered milk - 1948 David Seymour / Magnum Jennings and Brewster, p. 296

Hungry Greek children waiting for their rations of powdered milk - 1948 © David Seymour / Magnum Jennings and Brewster, p.

The German Wehrmacht invades Greece on April 6, 1941.

The German Wehrmacht invades Greece on April La Wehrmacht envahit la Grèce le 6 Avril

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

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

German flak unit. Germany invaded Greece, 6 April 1941.

Germany invaded Greece on April This is a May 1941 military archival photograph of a halftrack with an anti-aircraft gun parked incongruously amidst the grandeur of ancient ruins at the Temple of Zeus in Athens. Via the Bundesarchiv

Life Magazine, December 16, 1940 - Greek soldier, photograph by Nelly

Life Magazine, December 1940 - Greek soldier, photograph by Nelly - cALL to army in WWII - Victory vs.

1941- Greek soldiers take time out for meal in snow-covered Tepelini sector of Albania during battle with Italians.

Greek soldiers take time out for meal in snow-covered Tepelini sector of Albania during battle with Italians.

Greek soldiers counterattacking against the Italian fascist invasion on the Albanian mountains. Note the basic clothing and poor military kit. Despite these shortcomings, the Greeks defeated an Italian army five times their size between Oct 1940 and March 1941.

Greek soldiers camping out in the mountains during the Greco-Italian War (which marked the beginning of the Balkans Campaign) in the winter of pin by Paolo Marzioli

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