Last Evzone Fighter of Greek-Italian War Dies at 106
Georgios Gizas passed away at the age of 106 in Nafpaktos, Greece on Saturday. He was the last Greek evzone of the heroic 2/39 Evzone Regime. Gizas wrote history for his heroism and self-sacrifice in the Greek-Italian war of...
The Spectacular OXI Day Military Parade in Thessaloniki
The annual military parade took place in Thessaloniki in celebration of the national anniversary of October 28 1940, known as OXI Day. It took place on Megalou Alexandrou Avenue in Greece's second largest city. The parade impressed Greeks yet again,...
OXI Day in Uganda Marks Eternal Struggle for Freedom and Justice
The anniversary of OXI Day, the day in October 1940 when the Greek people refused to bow to the Italian request to conquer their nation, is always a cause of celebration throughout the world where Hellenism has set root. For...
Greek Resistance to WWII Axis Forces Longest in Europe
Greek resistance to the Axis powers during the Second World War was the longest of all the nations of Western Europe, with the exception of the UK, which was never occupied outside of the Channel Islands. According to historical records,...
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: 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...
Heroes Fight Like Greeks: When the World Bowed to the Spirit of Soldiers
Greek soldiers gained fame around the world in modern times for their incredible courage and fierce resistance against the Italian and German invasions in 1940 and 1941 and also during the brutal years under Axis occupation. Historical figures have long...
Vassilios Tsavaliaris, the First Victim of the Greco-Italian War
It was a few minutes after 5:00 AM on October 28, 1940. The Italian military forces were ordered to launch their first attack in the Greco-Italian War at the Greek-Albanian border in the Pindos Mountains. Vassilios Tsiavaliaris, a 28-year-old Greek...
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 the Greek-Italian War of 1940. Many, however, ignore the contribution of...
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