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Allied leaders - Ioannis Metaxas (12 April 1871 – 29 January 1941) was a Greek general and politician, serving as Prime Minister of Greece from 1936 until his death in 1941. He governed constitutionally for the first four months of his tenure, and thereafter as the strongman of the 4th of August Regime.

Ionnis Metaxis - dictator and Prime Minister of Greece till his death in Maintained pro-British neutrality and 28 October 1940 ordered the Greek Army to repel Italian invasion of the country.

Freedom or Death, words that started the 1821 Greek revolution, Kalavrita, Greece

Eleftheria i thanatos "freedom or death") is the motto of Greece. It arose during the Greek War of Independence in the where it was a war cry for the Greeks who rebelled against Ottoman rule

German paratrooper and two Greek gendarmes guard a pile of weapons surrendered by British soldiers captured in the town of Corinth, Greece, March-April 1941.

demons: “ A German fallschirmjäger looks at a pile of captured weapons; in the background captured Greece officers are lined up in Corinth, 1941 ”

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.

#μνήμες  [Επιστράτευση στο Γουδί, Αθήνα 1940, φωτ. Βούλα Παπαϊωάννου - Φωτογραφικά Αρχεία Μουσείου Μπενάκη]    #memories  [Mobilization, Athens 1940, photo by Voula Papaioannou - Phorographic Archives of the Benaki Museum]

#μνήμες [Επιστράτευση στο Γουδί, Αθήνα 1940, φωτ. Βούλα Παπαϊωάννου - Φωτογραφικά Αρχεία Μουσείου Μπενάκη] #memories [Mobilization, Athens 1940, photo by Voula Papaioannou - Phorographic Archives of the Benaki Museum]

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 charge down the side of an Albanian mountain slope during the…

Greek artillery spotters in EDM during the war with Italy.

Greek Army soldiers use a rangefinder to target invading enemy Italian positions in the Pindus mountain range during the Greco-Italian War. The conflict began in October 1940 and marked the beginning of the Balkans Campaign. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

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Winston Churchill, to honor the way Greeks fought the Italian & German armies during W. History of Macedonia the ancient kingdom of Greece in modern times

Greek Flag - 1941

Greek Flag - 1941

Άννα Αγγελοπούλου: Κατοχή. Εικόνες πείνας. Φωτογραφίες της Βούλας Παπαϊωάννου

Άννα Αγγελοπούλου: Κατοχή. Εικόνες πείνας. Φωτογραφίες της Βούλας Παπαϊωάννου

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