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World War II

The Forgotten Greek Heroes of the Battle of Rimini

The Battle of Rimini and the heroes of the 3rd Hellenic Mountain Brigade is one of the lesser known chapters of World War II, but a proud moment for Greece.

Liberty Ships: The “Ugly Ducklings” that Transformed Greek Shipping

Liberty Ships, first built during World War II,  transformed the Greek shipping industry. By Lia Mageira “Your safety altogether depends upon the sea.” Xenophon, 4th century BC, Greek historian and philosopher During World War II, between 1941 and 1945, a total of 2,711...

What Starving Greeks Ate During the Nazi Occupation

It is a lingering nightmare for the few remaining survivors: memories of the suffering, starvation, and widespread death during the time of the Nazi occupation of Greece, between April 1941 and October 1944. As German forces marched into Athens in...

The Bravery of the Men Who Saved the Greek Jews of Zakynthos

The Jews of Zakynthos, Greece's beautiful Ionian island, owe their survival during the dark days of the German occupation to two brave Greeks. Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is famous all across the world for its splendid natural beauty and...

Stolen Picasso and Mondrian Paintings Recovered by Greek Police

Two stolen paintings by Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian have finally been found by Greek police. Nearly ten years ago, on January 9, 2012, a group of criminals were able to infiltrate the Greek National Gallery and steal two...

The Remarkable Story of Greek Patriot Turned Spy

Sonia Sofia Stefanidou, a Greek woman who served as a nurse in 1941, and later went on to operate as a spy against the German invaders

Greece Remembers the Cold-Blooded Nazi Massacre at Distomo

The massacre at Distomo remains to this day one of the most heinous crimes the Nazis committed against innocent women and children

The Greeks who Fought on the Side of the Allies on D-Day

Greeks fought on the side of the Allies on D-Day, June 6, 1944, which was largest seaborne invasion in history.

Greek Spy Helias Doundoulakis Honored at National Hellenic Museum

The story of Helias Doundoulakis is like a good war movie: The story of the Greek spy who helped Greece and the U.S. beat the Nazis

Georgios Plionis: The Legendary Greek Pilot Who Fought in Two Wars

Georgios Plionis, the legendary Greek pilot who flew in 167 successful missions in World War II and Korea, passed away at age 101