April 6, 1941: Nazi Germany Attacks Greece
It was April 6, 1941 when Germany launched a massive attack on Greece's northern border after Italy failed to capture the country.
The Greek OXI Was a Message of Freedom to the World
Throughout the history of Greece, "OXI" ("No") was exclaimed to the enemy at various times, most famously on "OXI Day." It was on the lips of Leonidas when he faced the mighty Persian army in Thermopylae many centuries ago....
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
What if the Greeks Hadn’t Said “Oxi” on October 28, 1940?
"Oxi Day," on October 28th, is a Greek national holiday, but it's establishment as such is not without its share of criticism, as there are those who argue that it commemorates the country's entry into a war instead of...
Underground Shelters in Athens Survive Since Second World War
In Athens and the general Attica region, there are several underground shelters that the majority of the population are completely unaware of
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 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...
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...
How Greece Stopped Payments to Creditors 77 Years Ago
It was June 1939 when dictator Ioannis Metaxas decided to stop payments to Greece's creditors claiming the needs of Greek people as the reason. Greece's inability to fulfill its loan obligations had started in 1932, when after a series 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...
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