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World War I

Thousands of Turks Visit Thessaloniki to Honor Kemal Atatürk

Thousands of Turks rushed to Thessaloniki on Friday, November 10th, to honor the anniversary of the passing of Turkey's historic leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Waving Turkish flags and singing traditional songs in his honor, Turkish nationals flocked to the house which...

The 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...

George Dilboy, The First Greek-American to Fall in World War I

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

The Greek Peanut Vendor of the White House

A Greek peanut vendor who set shop outside the White House became famous in the US in the first half of the 20th century. Nicholas Stefanos “Steve” Vasilakes emigrated from Ligerea, Laconia, Greece, to the United States in 1910 and...

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 in...

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...

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...