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On this day in 1944, Athens is liberated from Nazi forces

On this day in 1944, Athens is liberated from Nazi forces

On Thursday, 12th October 1944, the Germans lowered their swastika flag from the Acropolis and finally left Athens. The Nazi forces in Greece vacated the Greek capital and began their withdrawal north,…

Lyngiades massacre victims remembered

Lyngiades massacre victims remembered

Over the weekend, the 77th anniversary of the Lyngiades massacre was remembered. The Lyngiades massacre, which took place on October 3, 1943, was a Nazi German war crime perpetrated by members of…

Five rare ancient silver coins returned to Greece

Five rare ancient silver coins returned to Greece

The Ministry of Culture and Sports on Monday announced that five rare silver coins dating to the 5th and 4th centuries BC were returned to Greece, before being auctioned off in Munich…

On this day in 1922, The Great Fire of Smyrna begins

On this day in 1922, The Great Fire of Smyrna begins

On September 13, 1922, Turkish soldiers at the end of the three-year-long Greco-Turkish War lit fire to Smyrna’s Greek and Armenian quarters and went on a rampage of rape, pillage, and mass…

On this day in 1922, Turkish troops invade Smyrna

On this day in 1922, Turkish troops invade Smyrna

On this day, 9th September, in 1922, at around 11am, Turkish cavalry rode into Smyrna entering the city from the north and riding southward along the Quay. At the time there were…

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