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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 Dormition of the Virgin Mary as they did every year. However, on that date, on a...

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...