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August 15, 1940: Italians Torpedo Greek Cruiser ‘Elli’ as a Precursor to War

It was August 15, 1940 and thousands of Greek Orthodox faithful were gathered at the Church of Panagia on Tinos Island to worship the...

Greece Remembers the Nazi Massacre at Distomo

The massacre at Distomo remains to this day one of the most atrocious crimes the Nazis committed against innocent women and children, only months before...

Greek Festival to Re-enact 1941 Nazi Invasion (video)

A German attack on northern Greece in April 1941 is to be reenacted this weekend. The Roupel Battle Historical Revival Festival will re-stage the Wehrmacht's...

April 27, 1941: The Day the Nazis Took Over Athens (video)

It was a Sunday on 27th April 1941, when German troops entered Athens. The capital's residents remained stubbornly locked in their homes. The rise...

The Greek Titanic: The Shipwreck that Cost More than 4,000 Lives (video)

One of the worst maritime tragedies in history took place in Greece and cost almost four times as many lives as the Titanic; yet...

German Researchers: Berlin Owes Greece €185 Bln in WW II Reparations

Two German researchers claim that Germany owes Greece 185 billion euros in World War II reparations, of which less that 1 percent has been...

The Liberty Ships and the Beginning of Post-War Greek Maritime Rule

After the end of World War II, a few far-sighted entrepreneurs took the first steps in making Greece the world's leading maritime power, that it...

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...

Battle of Crete: How Cretans Faced the Biggest Airborne Operation in WWII

The Battle of Crete will remain in military history as the scene of the largest German airborne operation of World War II. In Greek...

OXI: How Greece Delayed the German Attack on Russia Contributing to the Allies Victory...

Greece's contribution to World War II was far greater than simply defeating the Italian army and shaming fascist leader Benito Mussolini. The Greek army...

The German Soldier Who Saved a Greek Town from Destruction

Josef H. Blechinger was a German soldier who turned out to be one of the greatest heroes of the Greek resistance, who literally saved...

Greece to Honor Holocaust Survivors on Monday

Greece will be honoring the memories of thousands of Greek Jews killed by Nazis during World War II, the government announced on Wednesday. The government...

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