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.

A Greek boy who survived the Nazi massacres in his area looks at his British liberator (who pins a Union Jack on his sleeve).

British Soldier Wraps Union Jack Around Arm of Greek Boy, 1944 Greek partisans watch as a British soldiers wraps a Union Jack emblem around the arm of a young boy, prior to the liberation of Athens.

April 21,1967 ~ Army tanks on the streets of Athens (Panepistimiou ave.)

April ~ Dictatorship tanks on the streets of Athens (Panepistimiou ave.),/Not just a distant memory,one of the darkest times in modern Greek History.A forever reminder of the importance of DEMOCRACY.

Constantine II of Greece and Queen Anne-Marie (a princess of Denmark) at their wedding in 1964.

“Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark became the Queen of Greece when she married her cousin (several times over), King Constantine II. Since she was a Danish royal bride and descendant of Queen Ingrid, she.

A paratrooper from 5th (Scots) Parachute Battalion, 2nd Parachute Brigade, takes cover on a street corner in Athens during operations against members of ELAS, 18 December 1944.

NA A paratrooper from (Scots) Parachute Battalion Parachute Brigade takes cover on a street corner in Athens during operations against members of ELAS 18 December 1944

THE BRITISH ARMY IN ATHENS, GREECE, OCTOBER 1944. Sergeant R Gregory and Driver A Hardman admire the Caryatids during a tour of the Acropolis in Athens.

British soldiers admiring the Caryatids on the Acropolis while sight-seeing in Athens, October 1944 - part of an extraordinary collection of rare colour photographs of the Second World War that feature in the new book

Photo Voula Papaioannou - Βούλα Παπαϊωάννου

Mother's blessing before he leaves for the war - Photo Voula Papaioannou

Athens, Greece, 1944 October the 12th is liberated from the German occupation.  The poster at Syntagma sq. runs: "The shameful instruments of fascism deserve a double punishment. The people demand "people's courts". EAM" [=National Liberation Front]. Collaborationists found refuge at the newly arrived government and the Brirtish under pretext of willing to fight any EAM attempt to establish a leftist regime.

Athens, Greece, 1944 October the is liberated from the German occupation…

A Humber armoured car supports paratroops during operations against ELAS in Athens, 6 January 1945.

A Humber armoured car supports paratroops during operations against ELAS in Athens, 6 January IWM

Αθήνα 1931. Σπάνιο ντοκουμέντο από την κατεδάφιση της μεσαίας πτέρυγας των Παλαιών Ανακτόρων προκειμένου να κατασκευαστεί η αίθουσα του Κοινοβουλίου. Ψηφιακό Αρχείο ΕΡΤ

Αθήνα 1931. Σπάνιο ντοκουμέντο από την κατεδάφιση της μεσαίας πτέρυγας των Παλαιών Ανακτόρων προκειμένου να κατασκευαστεί η αίθουσα του Κοινοβουλίου. Ψηφιακό Αρχείο ΕΡΤ

A truck full of corpses passes by Athens University, in the Greek capital, during the Great Famine of 1941-42. The German occupation of Greece caused severe food shortages that affected cities in particular.This image was routine in the streets of Athens as the municipality collected those who had died of hunger each morning.

In streets of Athens, starving children beg German officers for olive pits to suck on, and emaciated corpses stack up:

6 December 1944: British troops begin to intervene in Greece The ELAS communist group of Greek resistance fighters had been the best organised during the occupation – but were now being asked to disarm.

Guerillas of ELAS, Greek Civil War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Η εγκατάλειψη της Ανατολικής Θράκης το 1922.: Αποχώρηση με κάρα.

Η εγκατάλειψη της Ανατολικής Θράκης το 1922.: Αποχώρηση με κάρα.

✠ German Sturmgeschütz "assault gun" tank in Greece, below the Athenian Acropolis. The 'Parthenon' temple is visible in the background. During the war, Stugs were Germany's most produced armoured fighting vehicles. They would see action under various flags, as late as the 1960's in the Middle East.

German Sturmgeschütz "assault gun" tank in Greece, below the Athenian Acropolis…

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