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World War II

Last Survivor of Greek Submarine Papanikolis

"When we made it to the submarine base the sirens were blaring, the navy band was playing endlessly and the Commander was floating on a wave of enthusiastic hands taking him to from the base to the mole to...

Student Competition to Honor WWII Greek and Australians

MELBOURNE – Students of all ages are encouraged to enter the Australian Hellenic Memorial Foundation student competition to have a chance of winning cash prizes. Dedicated to the Australian and Greek men and women who fought and died during World...

Greeks in Austria to Honor Victims of Nazi Occupation

Hellenism of Austria will commemorate and honor the 3,700 Greeks fallen under the Nazi army during World War II on Sunday at the concentration camp of Mauthausen in northern Austria. Greek-Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop and Nuncio of Hungary and central Europe...

30th Greek Festival of Sydney Honours the Philhellene Patrick Leigh Fermor (Paddy)

The 30th Greek Festival of Sydney proudly presents and honors Patrick Leigh Fermor, generally known as "Paddy". On April 4th at the Greek Orthodox Community Club, Anastastia Anastasiades is going to speak about this great Philhellene, who was an author and a soldier,...

World War II Photographer Costas Balafas Passes Away

One of the most important photographers of Modern Greek history, Costas Balafas passed away at the age of 91 in Athens. The well known photographer of World War II and Greek Resistance had shot pictures of some the cruelest...

The Unknown Story of a Greek Spy

Olga Staboli was born in Egypt, immigrated to Australia, worked her way into theatre business, performed in Athens just before World War II broke out, joined the Greek Resistance against the Nazis...and ended up spying for the British. Her fascinating...