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Aris Velouchiotis, founder and captain of The Greek People’s Liberation Army (ELAS), the military arm of the left-wing National Liberation Front (EAM) during the period of the Greek Resistance.

Aris Velouchiotis, founder and captain of The Greek People’s Liberation Army (ELAS), the military arm of the left-wing National Liberation Front (EAM) during the period of the Greek Resistance.

Thessaly, Greece, 1942-1944. Greek kids joined the resistance against the Axis Triple occupation of the country. They were organized in "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles) affiliated to EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front). They mostly served carrying messages to resistants. Here, four Aetopoula, show the marks or torture by the German occupation forces at Thessaly, perhaps in 1944. They were released because the Germans couldn't break them & spared their lives.

Thessaly, Greece, 1942-1944. Greek kids joined the resistance against the Axis Triple occupation of the country. They were organized in "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles) affiliated to EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front). They mostly served carrying messages to resistants. Here, four Aetopoula, show the marks or torture by the German occupation forces at Thessaly, perhaps in 1944. They were released because the Germans couldn't break them & spared their lives.

April 27, 1941: The German army enters the Greek capital, signaling the end of Greek resistance. All mainland Greece and all the Greek Aegean islands except Crete are under German occupation by May 11. In fending off the Axis invaders, the Greeks suffer the loss of 15,700 men. Greece will not be liberated until 1944, by British troops from the Mediterranean theater. (history.com) Photo:  Second World War. The marshal von Brauchitsch (1881-1948) and the Dr Wrede visiting the Acropolis of…

April 27, 1941: The German army enters the Greek capital, signaling the end of Greek resistance. All mainland Greece and all the Greek Aegean islands except Crete are under German occupation by May 11. In fending off the Axis invaders, the Greeks suffer the loss of 15,700 men. Greece will not be liberated until 1944, by British troops from the Mediterranean theater. (history.com) Photo: Second World War. The marshal von Brauchitsch (1881-1948) and the Dr Wrede visiting the Acropolis of…

Papa Anypomonos, a priest in the ranks of the Resistance Army, Greece, 1944. [572x765] - Imgur

Papa Anypomonos, a priest in the ranks of the Resistance Army, Greece, 1944. [572x765]

Papa Anypomonos, a priest in the ranks of the Resistance Army, Greece, 1944. [572x765] - Imgur

Partisan girl from Epirus, Greece, c.1941-1944. Costas Balafas.

Partisan girl from Epirus, Greece, c.1941-1944. Costas Balafas.

A mixed group of Greek irregular soldiers and partisans happily pose as they celebrate the liberation of their country at the end of the Second World War. Greek partisans together with British paratroopers drove the German army from Athens after three and a half years of occupation. Papandreous raised the Greek flag over the Parthenon in front of an enthusiastic crowd on October 18th, 1944.

A mixed group of Greek irregular soldiers and partisans happily pose as they celebrate the liberation of their country at the end of the Second World War. Greek partisans together with British paratroopers drove the German army from Athens after three and a half years of occupation. Papandreous raised the Greek flag over the Parthenon in front of an enthusiastic crowd on October 18th, 1944.

Alexander Papagos - Greek General in Greco-Italian War and Battle of Greece, Commander-in-Chief when war was declared. Was arrested and sent to German concentration camp. Repatriated 1945 and rejoined the Army.

Alexander Papagos - Greek General in Greco-Italian War and Battle of Greece, Commander-in-Chief when war was declared. Was arrested and sent to German concentration camp. Repatriated 1945 and rejoined the Army.

1942-1944. An orthodox priest, member of ELAS (Greek People's Liberation Army), fighting against the German, Italian and Bulgarian occupation forces.

1942-1944. An orthodox priest, member of ELAS (Greek People's Liberation Army), fighting against the German, Italian and Bulgarian occupation forces.

Epirus, Womens old traditional costumes

Epirus, Womens old traditional costumes

General Norman Schwarzkopf US Army  The Epitomization of the Motto of The Point:  "Duty, Honor, Country."

General Norman Schwarzkopf US Army The Epitomization of the Motto of The Point: "Duty, Honor, Country."

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