WW2 Greece

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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 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

Thessaly, Greece, 1942-1944. Greek kids joined the resistance against the Axis Triple occupation of the country. They were organized in "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles) affiliated to EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front). They mostly served carrying messages to resistants. Here, four Aetopoula, show the marks or torture by the German occupation forces at Thessaly, perhaps in 1944. They were released because the Germans couldn't break them & spared their lives.

Thessaly, Greece, 1942-1944. Greek kids joined the resistance against the Axis Triple occupation of the country. They were organized in "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles) affiliated to EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front). They mostly served carrying messages to resistants. Here, four Aetopoula, show the marks or torture by the German occupation forces at Thessaly, perhaps in 1944. They were released because the Germans couldn't break them & spared their lives.

Greek children under the Nazi occupation.

Greek children under the Nazi occupation.

Greece, 1941-1944. German occupation forces preparing the execution by hanging of a Greek resistant.

Greece, 1941-1944. German occupation forces preparing the execution by hanging of a Greek resistant.

The Nazi propaganda picture shows soldiers of the German Wehrmacht on the Acropolis of Athens after the conquest of the city. The picture was taken in May 1941.

The Nazi propaganda picture shows soldiers of the German Wehrmacht on the Acropolis of Athens after the conquest of the city. The picture was taken in May 1941.

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.

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.

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

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

Epirus, Greece, 1944. Two "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles), children serving as messengers of EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front), the most numerous of the resistance forces against the Axis Triple occupation of Greece.

Epirus, Greece, 1944. Two "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles), children serving as messengers of EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front), the most numerous of the resistance forces against the Axis Triple occupation of Greece.

"Ares" Velouhiotis, was a leader of the Greek Resistance movement during WW2.

"Ares" Velouhiotis, was a leader of the Greek Resistance movement during WW2.


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