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World War II

August 15, 1940: Italians Torpedo Greek Cruiser Elli as a Precursor to War

It was August 15, 1940 when the Italian submarine 'Delfino' torpedoed and sank the Greek light cruiser 'Elli' at Tinos' port during the Word War II. World War II had been raging for almost a year in Europe, with Greece...

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.

Greece Remembers the Cold-Blooded Nazi Massacre at Distomo

The massacre at Distomo remains to this day one of the most heinous crimes the Nazis committed against innocent women and children

The Greeks who Fought on the Side of the Allies on D-Day

Greeks fought on the side of the Allies on D-Day, June 6, 1944, which was largest seaborne invasion in history.

The Remarkable Story of the Greek Spy Who Helped Defeat the Nazis

The story of Helias Doundoulakis is like a good war movie: The story of the Greek spy who helped Greece and the U.S. beat the Nazis

How the Winged Victory of Samothrace was Saved From the Nazis

Countless masterpieces in the Louvre, such as the Nike, or Winged Victory of Samothrace, were saved from the Nazis in World War II. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is widely considered to be one of the most exquisite sculptures in the...

April 27, 1941: The Day When German Troops Stormed Athens

It was on Sunday, April 27, 1941, when German troops entered Athens. The capital's residents remained stubbornly locked up in their homes. The hoisting of the Nazi swastika flag on the Acropolis marked the beginning of the German Occupation. Soon,...

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 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...

Nazi Shipwreck Leaking Toxic Chemicals 80 Years Later

A Nazi shipwreck that sank in the North Sea in 1942 is still polluting the surrounding seafloor with toxic chemicals eighty years later, but there are signs of sea life adapting to the wreck. The wreck of the ship lies...