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Greek & British soldiers drinking tea,Crete...1941

Greek & British soldiers drinking tea,Crete...1941

Fallschirmjäger at the Venetian Harbour, Chania, Crete, 1941

Fallschirmjäger at the Venetian Harbour, Chania, Crete, 1941

7th Falschirm. Artillerie Abteilung Crete 1941 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

7th Falschirm. Artillerie Abteilung Crete 1941 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

néo zélandais à Malème en Crète en 1941

néo zélandais à Malème en Crète en 1941

British artillerymen (left) hand out tea and bread to Greek soldiers during the Battle of Crete as a Greek officer and a policemen watch on the right. The Greek armed forces suffered from a shortage of modern weapons and motor transport. However, the mountainous frontier with Albania was ideal for defensive fighting and proved too much for the Fascist Italian forces which invaded the country on 28 October 1940. The initially outnumbered Greek forces were able not only to contain the…

British artillerymen (left) hand out tea and bread to Greek soldiers during the Battle of Crete as a Greek officer and a policemen watch on the right. The Greek armed forces suffered from a shortage of modern weapons and motor transport. However, the mountainous frontier with Albania was ideal for defensive fighting and proved too much for the Fascist Italian forces which invaded the country on 28 October 1940. The initially outnumbered Greek forces were able not only to contain the…

A mixed group of Greek irregular soldiers and partisans happily pose as they celebrate the liberation of their country at the end of the Second World War. Greek partisans together with British paratroopers drove the German army from Athens after three and a half years of occupation. Papandreous raised the Greek flag over the Parthenon in front of an enthusiastic crowd on October 18th, 1944.

A mixed group of Greek irregular soldiers and partisans happily pose as they celebrate the liberation of their country at the end of the Second World War. Greek partisans together with British paratroopers drove the German army from Athens after three and a half years of occupation. Papandreous raised the Greek flag over the Parthenon in front of an enthusiastic crowd on October 18th, 1944.

A group of British soldiers in a trench with fixed bayonets, Crete, Greece, late May 1941.

[Photo] A group of British soldiers in a trench with fixed bayonets, Crete, Greece, late May 1941

A group of British soldiers in a trench with fixed bayonets, Crete, Greece, late May 1941.

Burnt German paratrooper who failed to leave the transport plane Junkers Ju-52. Nearby stands a British soldier with a pistol captured P.08 “Luger”. Operation “Mercury” (the landing of German troops on the island of Crete).     Location: Crete Time: May 1941

Burnt German paratrooper who failed to leave the transport plane Junkers Ju-52. Nearby stands a British soldier with a pistol captured P.08 “Luger”. Operation “Mercury” (the landing of German troops on the island of Crete). Location: Crete Time: May 1941

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Hania Crete Greek womens string band 1910

Hania Crete Greek womens string band 1910

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