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.

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.

A paratrooper from (Scots) Parachute Battalion, Parachute Brigade, takes cover on a street corner in Athens during operations against members of ELAS, 18 December *note he is carrying a British Enfield Rifle

Papa Anypomonos, a priest in the ranks of the Resistance Army, Greece, 1944. [572x765] - Imgur

Papa Anypomonos, a priest in the ranks of the Resistance Army, Greece, 1944. [572x765]

Papa Anypomonos, a priest in the ranks of the Resistance Army, Greece,

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

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

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

Greek women partisans of the ELAS communist resistance join their men comrades during parade somewhere in the mountains of central Greece, 1943.

Greek women partisans of the ELAS communist resistance join their men comrades during parade somewhere in the mountains of central Greece,

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…

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