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Remains of 193 Greek Soldiers Killed in 1940-41 Buried at Albanian Cemetery

The remains of 193 Greek soldiers who died in Albania during the Greek-Italian war in 1940-41 were given a Greek Orthodox burial on Tuesday at the military cemetery of Kelcyre (known as Kleisoura in Greek). Metropolitan Demetrios of Gjirokaster conducted...

The Women of Epirus: Unsung Heroines of the Greek-Italian War

Most Greeks know about the golden pages of heroism written by the Greek soldiers in the mountains of Northern Epirus, when Greece bravely fended off the Italian attack in 1940. Many, however, ignore the contribution of Greek women; their voluntary...

The Valiant Greek Jew Who Fought in Crimea, Asia Minor and Two World Wars

 Mordechai Frizis (Μαρδοχαίος Φριζής), who fought in the Crimea and in the doomed Asia Minor campaign as well as the two World Wars, was the first senior officer in the Greek Army to fall on the battlefield during the...

The Black Day the Nazis Attacked Greece (video)

It was April 6, 1941 when armed forces from Germany launched a massive attack on Greece's northern border after the Italian army had earlier failed miserably in its attempt to invade Greece. Adolf Hitler's original plan was to send his...

Albania: Funeral Service Held For Soldiers of Greek-Italian War

Albania's village of Digoti was the place where a funeral service was held on Friday for the 573 Greek soldiers whose remains were found in the region. The soldiers were killed during the Greek-Italian war between 1940 and 1941. Until now,...

Albania to Construct Cemeteries for Fallen Greek Soldiers of 1940-41

The Albanian government took the first steps to implement the agreement between Athens and Tirana on the exhumation, identification and burial of the bones of Greek soldiers who fell on Albanian territory, during the Greek-Italian War of 1940-1941. According to...

Alexandros Diakos (1907 – 1940): The First Greek Casualty in WWII

A lot of history is being revoked during and around the Oct.28 "OXI Day" celebrations in Greece. After all, it was one of the most heroic eras of the country's history. Today we focus on the first Greek casualty of...

The Unburied Heroes of the Greek – Italian War

It has been 77 years since the beginning of the Greek - Italian war and many soldiers who lost their lives in battle are still lying in the fields and gorges of Albania, without a proper grave. Each year on...

The Villages of Old People

“Our villages, breathe, are alive for 10 to 20 days in August and July, when those who live in Athens come. We get used to the people that come here, and then it’s difficult for us.” With these simple words,...