World War I

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...

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...

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...

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

Although it may sound more like wishful thinking than historical fact, there was indeed a brave Greek priest who managed to hold an Orthodox liturgy in Hagia Sophia in 1919, at a time when the iconic cathedral was being...

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...

ANZAC Centenary Exhibition Opens in Canberra

On April 29, 2015 the opening of the art exhibition "Lemnos - the Greek dimension in the ANZAC Centenary" took place in Canberra, as part of the events for the Centenary of the Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Corps,...

Australians, Thessaloniki and World War I

Australians often ignore how the operation in Thessaloniki influenced the Allied strategy during World War I, as well as Greece’s stance during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. Dr. Maria Hill, a distinguished historian, is a great supporter of this idea, therefore...

Australians and New Zealanders Traveling to Lemnos in April

This April the Greek island of Lemnos will be flooded with visitors from Australia and New Zealand, including several Australian politicians. Navy ships from both countries will sail to Lemnos, along with cruise ships and private yachts for the...

Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Athens

A memorial for the Assyrian victims of the Turkish genocide of Christians during World War I was unveiled in Athens, Greece, a city that hosts approximately 8,000 Assyrians. According to estimates from that era, the Turkish genocide claimed 750,000 Assyrians, 1.5...

Mapping the Mighty Britannic Shipwreck

So fascinating did the mystery of the Britannic shipwreck prove to Jacques Cousteau, he scoured the depths of the Kea coast in the hopes of finding it. Sister ship of the Titanic, the Britannic ocean liner was christened during World War I by the...