Tag: WWII

Aliki Vougiouklaki

On this day in 1996, Aliki Vougiouklaki passes away

Aliki Vougiouklaki, one of Greece’s all-time favourite entertainers, as her films captivated four generations and not only was Aliki a star, she was also a symbol of post-WWII Greece, bringing joy, hope…

On this day in 1944, Dekemvriana shots are fired in Athens 1

On this day in 1944, Dekemvriana shots are fired in Athens

On December 3, 1944, the first Dekemvriana shots are fired in Athens, beginning one of the saddest and bloodiest periods in Greece’s history. This incident in Athens started the bloody period of…

Honouring the ANZACS on 'Oxi Day' 6

Honouring the ANZACS on ‘Oxi Day’

‘Oxi Day’ marks the beginning of Greek post-WWII migrants arriving in Australia and it also highlights the strong bond between the two countries as Anzac troops defended Greece during the war.  In…

Commemorating 'Oxi Day' October 28, 1940 14

Commemorating ‘Oxi Day’ October 28, 1940

OXI Day on October 28, 1940, commemorates the anniversary when former military general and Prime Minister of Greece Ioannis Metaxas said: “OXI” (NO) to an ultimatum made by Italian Prime Minister Benito…

fallen soldier

WWII Greek soldiers remains buried in special ceremony

Greece’s Foreign Ministry announced the burial of Greek soldiers’ remains during a symbolic religious ceremony held in a military cemetery of Kelcyre in Albania. The remains were those of Greek soldiers who…

Greece to officially claim compensation from Germany over WWII 19

Greece to officially claim compensation from Germany over WWII

On Wednesday Greece’s Parliamentarians voted for a resolution which officially invites the government to claim World War II reparations from Germany. Whilst each parliamentarian voted by standing up, the Communist Party (KKE)…

Merkel accepts German responsibility for war atrocities 21

Merkel accepts German responsibility for war atrocities

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cited her country’s responsibility for the occupation of Greece and atrocities committed by Nazis during World War II, after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown…

“SOS: Greek population is decreasing and ageing” 23

“SOS: Greek population is decreasing and ageing”

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) published its bulletin on Thursday with the alarming title: “SOS: Greek population is decreasing and ageing,” referring to country’s population decline for the first time since…

Dekemvriana, one of the saddest days in Greece's history 25

Dekemvriana, one of the saddest days in Greece’s history

On December 3, 1944, the first Dekemvriana shots were fired in Athens, beginning one of the saddest periods in Greece’s history. The Dekemvriana (December events) refers to a series of clashes fought…

Greece moving forward with German War reparations report 28

Greece moving forward with German War reparations report

A special committee set up to investigate the war reparations Greece is seeking from Germany, is expected to complete its major report by the end of 2018, Parliament Speaker Nikos Voutsis said…

Historic Greek Supermarine Spitfire to be restored 29

Historic Greek Supermarine Spitfire to be restored

Greece’s air force has announced that its only surviving Supermarine Spitfire, a British fighter during World War II, will be restored in England, 65 years after its last flight. The air force…

On this day in 1996 Aliki Vougiouklaki passes away aged 62 30

On this day in 1996 Aliki Vougiouklaki passes away aged 62

Aliki Vougiouklaki, one of Greece’s all-time favourite entertainers, as her films captivated four generations and not only was Aliki a star, she was also a symbol of post-WWII Greece, bringing joy, hope…

DNA database for Greek soldiers killed during World War II 32

DNA database for Greek soldiers killed during World War II

A DNA database will be established with samples from living relatives of the fallen Greek soldiers in WWII to help authorities identify remains in the ongoing process of exhumations in Albania, announced…