August 15th 1940: Italians Torpedo Greek Cruiser Elli as a Precursor to War
It was August 15, 1940 when the Italian submarine 'Delfino' torpedoed and sank the Greek light cruiser 'Elli' at Tinos' port during the Word War II. World War II had been raging for almost a year in Europe, with Greece...
Flashback to the Sinking of Legendary Greek Cruiser Elli in Tinos (video)
August 15, 1940, just after 8 am. At the waterfront of Tinos thousands of believers were preparing to attend the holly mass at the Church of the Dormition of Virgin Mary near the port. The vendors had set up their...