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The Statistics of Pride: Greek Resistance to Axis Forces Longest in Europe

Greece's resistance to the Axis powers during the Second World War was the longest of all the nations of western Europe, with the exception...

Greeks Mark “Oxi Day” with Spectacular Military Parade in Thessaloniki

Thousands of people gathered in the center of the city of Thessaloniki on Monday to watch the military parade to commemorate ”Oxi Day,” when...

Sofia Vembo, the Singer of Victory

Sofia Vembo – The famous Greek singer of the 20th century, became synonymous with the epic Greek victories against the fascist Italian troops in...

Italian President to Attend Thessaloniki ‘Oxi Day’ Parade

A series of festive events commemorating Saint Demetrios, Thessaloniki’s patron saint, the city's liberation from Ottoman rule, and the October 28 national holiday of...

The Unburied Heroes of the Greek – Italian War

It has been 77 years since the beginning of the Greek - Italian war and many soldiers who lost their lives in battle are...

Top Student Flag-Bearer in Patra is Middle-Aged Mother of Three

Mrs. Giota, aged 54, graduated from the 3rd Professional Lyceum of Patra with a grade of 19.5. As is customary, the top student of...

1940s-Styled OXI Day Parade With Mules Carrying Supplies to the Frontlines [photos + video]

Karystos, a small coastal town on the island of Evia, celebrated the Greek public holiday of October 28, 1940, in its own special way...
Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece

Acropolis Museum Celebrated October 28 with Free Entrance for Families

The Acropolis Museum in Athens will open its doors to families with children aged eight to 12 years old on the October 28 as part...

OXI Day: The Greek Word That Changed the Course of WWII Keeps Shaping Greece

OXI, the word NO in Greek, may sound like a negative. But it has become a positive word after PM Metaxas said OXI to the Nazi forces passing through Greece.

The October 28, 1940 ‘OXI’: Brave Words by Brave Men

Few great moments of Greece's history are so well documented as the defiant "OXI" Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas told the Italian Ambassador in Athens...

The Air Force Captain That Touched Greek Hearts

Sotiris Stralis, a Hellenic Air Force captain, moved all of Greece with a message he delivered to President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias during...

Greek President: The Crisis Will Not Defeat Us

  Confident that Greece will soon overcome the ongoing crisis and that its people are still united, appeared Greek President Karolos Papoulias from Thessaloniki where he...

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