Tag: world war II

Mikis Theodorakis

Xronia Polla to Mikis Theodorakis who turns 95 today

Mikis Theodorakis was born on July 29 in 1925, on the Greek island of Chios. The famous Greek songwriter and composer has written over 1000 songs and is viewed as Greece’s best-known living…

Greek Army exercises near the Turkish border (PHOTOS) 1

Greek Army exercises near the Turkish border (PHOTOS)

Photographs from the DIMARATOS SOCRATES 2020 exercises that took place last Thursday in northern Greece, have been published. The exercises that took place on the northern port city of Alexandroupolis was published…

Skopje releases postage stamp with Serbia occupied by Croatia 11

Skopje releases postage stamp with Serbia occupied by Croatia

A fierce confrontation has erupted between Skopje and Belgrade following the issuance of a stamp showing Croatia occupying lands in neighbouring countries, reported Pentapostagma. Serbia’s strong reaction was caused by the issuance…

World war II bomb syntagma

WWII bomb found at Syntagma Square

A bomb dating back to World War II was discovered at Syntagma Square on Tuesday morning. Bomb disposal experts immediately shut down and evacuated a part of Syntagma Square in downtown Athens…

More than 1,000 ships sunk in Greek waters 19

More than 1,000 ships sunk in Greek waters

Greek Navy Commander Panagiotis Tripontikias, noted that 1,061 ships had sunk in Greek waters just in World War II while little has been done to properly record and exploit these, noting that…

German President apologises again to Greece for Nazi atrocities 21

German President apologises again to Greece for Nazi atrocities

Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said yesterday that his country recognises the historical and moral responsibility for Nazi atrocities during World War II against Greece. Steinmeier made the comment during his visit to…

Battle of Crete war veteran Arthur Leggett turns 100 23

Battle of Crete war veteran Arthur Leggett turns 100

Arthur Legget, an ANZAC, Battle of Crete veteran and ex-prisoner of war, has celebrated a very special milestone, turning 100 years old earlier this month! To honour and celebrate Mr. Leggett, earlier…

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Crete 24

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Crete

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is visiting the town of Chania today where he will meet with officials. The PM’s first meeting scheduled at 10am is with the regional governor, the vice-governor and…

Albanian PM claims Chams have property rights in Greece 26

Albanian PM claims Chams have property rights in Greece

by Aggelos Skordas Albania has no territorial claims over Greece, although the descendants of the Chams who fled Greece after World War II should be able to claim their property rights, Albanian…