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Athanasios Diakos (1788 – 24 April 1821), was a Greek military commander during the Greek War of Independence and a national hero,

Athanasios Diakos – 24 April was a Greek military commander during the Greek War of Independence and a national hero,

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Alexis Minotis (1898-1990) was a distinguished actor, first appearing on stage as Chorus Leader in Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus.He worked with M. Kotopouli appearing in great Shakespearan roles,The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Macbeth He directed ancient tragedies such as Antigone.Married to K.Paxinou  appeared at the Royal Theatre in Athens which they founded. He also directed the Greek National Opera production of Norma with Callas in Epidaurus in 1961.

Alexis Minotis (1898-1990) was a distinguished actor, first appearing on stage as Chorus Leader in Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus.He worked with M. Kotopouli appearing in great Shakespearan roles,The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Macbeth He directed ancient tragedies such as Antigone.Married to K.Paxinou appeared at the Royal Theatre in Athens which they founded. He also directed the Greek National Opera production of Norma with Callas in Epidaurus in 1961.

Kolokotronis-01d-by-Karl Krazeisen - Theodoros Kolokotronis - Wikipedia, the…

Lithography of Kolokotronis by Karl Krazeisen used for the drachma banknote. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Αστική ενδυμασία φουστανέλα, που ανήκε σε υπασπιστή του Καποδίστρια, πρώτου Κυβερνήτη της Ελλάδας. Ναύπλιο, 1827. Συλλογή ΠΛΙ./Town “fustanela” costume, which belonged to the aide-de-camp of the first Governor of Greece, Ioannis Capodistrias, Nafplion, 1827. PFF collection. // Πελοποννησιακό Λαογραφικό Ίδρυμα (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation)

“Fustanela” Costume, which belonged to the aide-de-camp of the first Governor of Greece, Ioannis Capodistrias, Nafplion, PFF Collection (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation).

During the Battle of Crete (η Μάχη της Κρήτης), Hitler’s army faced the wrath of Cretans fighting for their land and their lives. Civilians joined in the battle — women too — to defend their island. Iconic images from the Battle of Crete (η Μάχη της Κρήτης) that were posted on HALC's blog.

A pair of female Greek partisans on the island of Crete during the German occupation of the island, 1943

Odysseas Androutsos (or Odysseus Androutsos); (Greek: Οδυσσέας Ανδρούτσος) (1788–1825) was a hero of the Greek War of Independence

Odysseas Androutsos (or Odysseus Androutsos); (Greek: Οδυσσέας Ανδρούτσος) was a hero of the Greek War of Independence

Πανούτσος Νοταράς (1740 – 1849)

Πανούτσος Νοταράς

Πανούτσος Νοταράς (1740 – 1849)

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.

children - Greek resistance fighters were known as "Aetopoula" (Young Eagles). The photo features four Aetopoula who'd been captured, tortured and, apparently, later released by the German occupation forces at Thessaly c.

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