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Thermopylae Remembers The 300 Spartans

LEONIDASAGALMAA ceremony marking the last stand of the 300 Spartans and their Greek allies against the Persian hordes of King Xerxes at the Pass of Thermopylae, a gallant battle that helped save Western Civilization, was marked on Aug. 8.

Some 2,493 years ago, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian Empire at the pass of Thermopylae in central Greece. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the Persians for three days in one of history’s most famous battles.

A small force led by legendary King Leonidas of Sparta blocked the only road through which the massive army of Xerxes I of Persia (Xerxes the Great) could pass. After three days of battle, a local resident named Ephialtes betrayed the Greeks by revealing a mountain path that led behind the Greek lines.

Dismissing the rest of the army, King Leonidas stayed behind with 300 Spartans and 700 Thespian volunteers. Despite the fact the the Persians succeeded in taking the pass, thus they sustained heavy losses, extremely disproportionate to those of the Greeks.

The fierce resistance of the Spartan-led army offered Athens the invaluable time to prepare for a decisive naval battle that would come to determine the outcome of the war.

The subsequent Greek victory at the Battle of Salamis left much of the Persian Empire’s navy destroyed and Xerxes was forced to retreat to Asia, leaving his army in Greece under Mardonius, who was to meet the Greeks in battle one last time.

The Spartans assembled at full strength and led a pan-Greek army that defeated the Persians decisively at the Battle of Plataea, ending the Greco-Persian War and with it the expansion of the Persian Empire into Europe.

The video below is a tribute made by American historians and experts over the 300 of Leonidas.

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  • Nick

    Once upon a time the word Greek meant culture and philosophy, it meant learning and the arts, it meant democracy and philosophy.

    Now it means corruption and ineptitude, it means graft and tax evasion, it means taking everything you can from your country and giving nothing back, it means thieving politicians and mafia unions.

  • Dean Plassaras

    No in Greek it still means the same.

    In German it means all sorts of nonsense.

  • MSMlies

    In “Zweites Buch”, an unedited transcript of Adolf Hitler’s thoughts on foreign policy written in 1928, Adolf Hitler praised Sparta, adding that he considered Sparta to be the first “Völkisch State”.
    Adolf Hitler endorsed what he percieved to be an early eugenics treatment of deformed children:

    “At one time the Spartans were capable of such a wise measure, but not our present, mendaciously sentimental, bourgeois patriotic nonsense. The rule of six thousand Spartans over three hundred and fifty thousand Helots was only thinkable in consequence of the high racial value of the Spartans. But this was the result of a systematic race preservation; thus SPARTA MUST BE REGARDED AS THE FIRST VOLKISCH STATE. The exposure of the sick, weak, deformed children, in short, their destruction, was more decent and in truth a thousand times more humane than the wretched insanity of our day which preserves the most pathological subject, and indeed at any price, and yet takes the life of a hundred thousand healthy children in consequence of birth control or through abortions, in order subsequently to breed a race of degenerates burdened with illnesses.” — Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler modelled his Third Reich on the Ancient Greek City State of Sparta, which he considered to be the first “Völkisch State.
    Sparta plays a central role in Hellenism, and was a key influence on Adolf Hitler, and his Nazi ideology.

  • MSMlies

    “Spartanische Pimpfe”: The Importance of Sparta in the Educational Ideology of the Adolf Hitler Schools.
    http://www.academia.edu/193118/_Spartanische_Pimpfe_The_Importance_of_Sparta_in_the_Educational_Ideology_of_the_Adolf_Hitler_Schools

  • Dean Plassaras

    We are not interested in what German vermin says about our glorious history and peoples. We are admired throughout the world because we are number #1. It’s that simple.

  • MSMlies

    The German people can not be blamed for their Zionist dominated political leadership. The German people have not wronged the Greek people in this economic crisis, (& I say this as a Greek), the German people have been manipulated and used by their Jewish controlled government. The German government is completely beholden to International Jewry, and has succeeded in taking the money of German taxpayers (who are faultless in the eurozone crisis) and using it to pay back Zionist banks that loaned huge sums of money to the corrupt Greek government. The Greek government is incapable of ever repaying these European taxpayer funded loans and the Zionist controlled puppet government of Germany always knew this. The entire goal of the Zionist controlled German government was to transfer the Greek debt from private international (Jewish) banks to German (and other European) taxpayers. Now Merkels government is waiting till she is re-elected before telling the German people they will never see their money again…something she and her Jewish handlers knew way back in 2009. Chanceller Merkel is also pressuring Greece to sell state assets for below market value to these same Jewish dominated international financial institutions. Ofcourse Zionist media in Germany does it’s best to stir hatred between the German and Greek peoples. Typical Zionist Divide and Conquer policy.

  • MSMlies

    Golden Dawn compares the degenerate mud hordes of illegal immigrants to the asiatic persian invaders at Thermopylae.

  • MSMlies

    Golden Dawn MP Γιάννης Λαγός (Giannis Lagos) – A modern Leonidas!

    http://www.ethniko.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ioannis-lagos-golden-dawn-leonidas-greece-300.jpg

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  • Alithia

    Thermopylae was the turning point of our entire Western civilization. Had there not been a heroic stand there to serve as an example of freedom, there would be no Greek culture, there would be no Greek foundation for Rome and Western civilization.

    A deep thank you to our Spartan forefathers

  • MSfollows nazis

    Gianins Lagos=Hitler who was a xenophobe. He and the rest of the golden idiots is one of the problems pegging Greece. These morons are bring down the country,

  • GoldenDawnsuxsdick

    Golden dip shits of Greece. Scumbags who need to jump of a cliff.

  • twopenceworth

    pathetic.

  • The Great Greek Myth

    Yeh. Spartans were very fierce in their military ability, this is why they lost. Could it be at the fact they gained the Spartan status once they killed an unarmed weak slave?

    Tough guys you Greeks are.

  • The Great Greek

    Look at the Greek sucking his tummy in. What a malaaaaaaka!!

  • worldarts

    Where are the 300 “Brave Spartans” now to stand up to the Dictators running this current corrupt Gov’t of bullies, thieves and iiars?!

  • MSMlies

    Golden Dawn carries the Spartan torch that will immolate the corrupt political-media establishment in Greece, and it’s Jewish handlers.

  • worldarts

    Wake up People — This “MMiles” man is absolutely right !
    The Jewish Banksters cabal own eveything again!!

  • worldarts

    Why don’t you tell that to the GD members if you’re so brave?

  • worldarts

    Where are at least 300 brave Greeks today to save us Greeks now from the Troika and German beast?!

  • Dean Plassaras

    I don’t care about the little germans and their racial inferiority complex.

  • Greek

    Obviously you got on your knees for some Greek in your recent past…..

  • Alex

    Hilarious. Now communist Syriza loving worldarts is anti-jewish.

    Hey worldarts.. we missed your criticicism when your pall Tonto called FYROM “Macedonia”. Do you agree with him?

  • Alex

    Ah… so not you support GD when oreviously you claimed to support communist Syriza?

  • Alex

    worldarts is a nonGreek trolling us. He wildly upports communist Syriza.

    He’s now pretending to support GD only in the hopes you’ll agree with him in undermining coalition government (so communists can win)

  • ShekelGoldbergstein

    Oy vey! It’s another Holocaust! Next time, It’ll be 6 trillion who are gassed in delousing chambers.

  • ShekelGoldbergstein

    Not as pathetic as the Goyim who oppose Golden Dawn and allow bankers and corrupt Leftist politicians destroy Western civilisation in preparation for the New Zio World Order.

    Shalom.

  • ShekelGoldbergstein

    And yet he’d kick your ass, pathetic Goy.

  • Alex

    Your fake handle isn’t very believable when you mode up posters that support treasonous communists and Tonto that calls the Skopians “macedonians”

  • Alex

    Your fake handle isn’t very believable when you mode up posters that support treasonous communists and Tonto that calls the Skopians “macedonians”

  • Alex

    fyi – new handle “shekelGoldbergstein” modded up “Tonto” (who calls Skopians Macedoinans) and communist supporting “worldarts,

  • Alex

    Even more pathetic are the racist greek hating bigots that collude with the former Yugoslavians.

  • Alex

    Nothing better to do with your time than troll Greeks loser?

  • Curzon Dax

    And here you have the “political culture” of the Fascist: “I have no argument but I have violence”.

  • Curzon Dax

    Both the extremist right and extremist left are fascist. It’s natural for them to be confused since they both openly promote violence.

  • Alex

    I have to agree neither extreme left or right are desirable.

  • Alex

    Worldarts constantly calls for violent revolution.

  • Curzon Dax

    So many butthurt Skopjians in this thread that don’t have our Greek history.

    Especially our Macedonian history.