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The Greek OXI Was a Message of Freedom to the World

Throughout the history of Greece, the word "OXI" ("No") was spoken to the enemy several times in several different ways, most famously on "Oxi Day." It was on the lips of Leonidas when he faced the mighty Persian army...

OXI Day: Why Italy Attacked Greece

When Italy attacked Greece on the Albanian front on October 28, 1940, the Hellenic Armed Forces were expecting the move and were well-prepared

OXI: How Greece Delayed the German Attack on Russia

Greece's contribution to World War II was far greater than simply defeating the Italian army and shaming fascist leader Benito Mussolini by saying "OXI," or "no" to his demand to allow Italian troops into the country. The Greek army fought...

Eighty Years Later Greece Repeats Its Historic OXI, This Time to Turkey

It has been 80 years since the great "OXI!" Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas said to the fascist powers of Italy, yet the events of the days leading to October 28, 1940 are similar to today, as Greece says...

The Duty of Repeating the Proud 'OXI' of October 28, 1940 [video]

World War II started in September 1939, but Greece felt it for the first time when an Italian submarine torpedoed Greek warship "Elli" in August 15, 1940, during the feast of the Virgin Mary on Tinos. On the morning of...

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 Emanuele Grazzi at three o'clock in the morning of October 28, 1940. Grazzi visited Metaxas' home...

Mussolini's Villa de Vecchi in Rhodes for Sale

The Hellenic Republic Assets Development Fund (HRADF), responsible for raising money from state property sales to reduce debt, is pitching the abandoned Villa de Vecchi on the Greek island of Rhodes, which had been the holiday home of Italian dictator...

Italy Condemns ex-Nazi to Life Imprisonment for the Kefalonia Massacres

Rome’s military tribunal has convicted Alfred Stork, a 90-year-old ex-Nazi who lives in Germany, for his role in the execution of 120 Italian officers on the Greek island of Kefalonia, according to an article from Daily News. Prosecutor Marco De...