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.
Η εγκατάλειψη της Ανατολικής Θράκης το 1922.: Αποχώρηση με κάρα.
✠ German Sturmgeschütz "assault gun" tank in Greece, below the Athenian Acropolis. The 'Parthenon' temple is visible in the background. During the war, Stugs were Germany's most produced armoured fighting vehicles. They would see action under various flags, as late as the 1960's in the Middle East.
Αθήνα 1931. Σπάνιο ντοκουμέντο από την κατεδάφιση της μεσαίας πτέρυγας των Παλαιών Ανακτόρων προκειμένου να κατασκευαστεί η αίθουσα του Κοινοβουλίου. Ψηφιακό Αρχείο ΕΡΤ
6 December 1944: British troops begin to intervene in Greece The ELAS communist group of Greek resistance fighters had been the best organised during the occupation – but were now being asked to disarm.
Athens, Greece, 1944 October the 12th is liberated from the German occupation. The poster at Syntagma sq. runs: "The shameful instruments of fascism deserve a double punishment. The people demand "people's courts". EAM" [=National Liberation Front]. Collaborationists found refuge at the newly arrived government and the Brirtish under pretext of willing to fight any EAM attempt to establish a leftist regime.