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New Gallipoli Underwater Museum Allows Divers to Explore Battle’s Shipwrecks

A new underwater museum at Gallipoli will allow divers to explore shipwrecks from the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. The new undersea park features ships that were sunk during the 1915–16 World War I campaign, which was one...

Greek Yale Professor: We’re Still in Phase One of Pandemic

Yale University Professor of Social and Natural Science Nicholas Christakis warned in an interview on Monday that the pandemic is still raging. "We are not at the 'beginning of the end' of the coronavirus pandemic, but near the 'end...

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 Brave Greek Priest Who Held a Liturgy in Hagia Sophia in 1919

A brave Greek priest managed to hold an Orthodox liturgy in Hagia Sophia in 1919, at a time when the iconic cathedral was being used as a mosque. It is commonly believed that the last Orthodox liturgy in Hagia Sophia...

George Dilboy, The First Greek-American Who Fell in World War I

George Dilboy was the first Greek-American soldier to receive the Medal of Honor, America's highest medal for bravery.

Greek PM Marks 106th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis commemorated the Armenian Genocide on Friday, the eve of the 106th anniversary of the brutal act.

Greek Island of Lemnos Commemorates Anzac Day

The island of Lemnos commemorated Anzac Day (April 25) with the annual ceremony taking place without public attendance due to the pandemic

Watch Billy Zane As WWI Soldier in ‘The Great War’ Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HPKPCje4lw The trailer for an epic new wartime film called "The Great War" was just released, and it features Greek-American actor Billy Zane as a battle-scarred WWI soldier. You can watch the full trailer above. "The Great War" tells the story...

Germany Rejects Greece's Demand for War Reparations

Germany officially rejected Greece's demand for war reparations. In June of this year, Greece once again asked Germany to return billions of euros lost as a result of the German occupation of Greece during World War II. Nazi occupiers took billions...

May 19th: National Memorial Day for Greeks of the Pontos Genocide (video)

Various events took place in Athens during the memory of the Greek Pontic genocide by the Ottoman Empire under Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal during World War I. The aftermath of 1914–1923, claimed about 200,000 to 250,000 deaths and is...