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Lest we forget the 28th of October of 1940!

The Epic Victory by Greece-Its Significance 65 Years Later Parallels Ancient Salamis For The Civilized World {Stated sadly and bitterly during the Nuremberg trials after WWII, by Hitler ‘s dejected Chief of Staff Field Marshall Keitel: “The unbelievable strong resistance […]

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The ideological precedents of Greek fascism

During the interwar years fascist tendencies had been manifested in various ways in Greece and admiration had been repeatedly expressed for the Italian and German systems, all the more as these seemed to possess precisely what Greece was most lacking: […]

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Tourism under the Metaxas regime

The National Tourist Organization also started a publicity campaign about the beauty of nature in Greece whilst in 1933 a new law (5181) regulated the operation of hotels and introduced the idea of listing them by rank of comfort. In […]

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How Others Saw the Metaxas Regime

“The first two years of the Metaxas Regime was a productive one, full of frantic activity regarding domestic social and economic policy, regime security, and external and foreign relations: Greek-British relations, for instance, were crucial. After Metaxas and his regime […]

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Praises to Metaxas

There were reams of personal letters directly addressed to the Chief of the 4th August Regime, pleading admiration, undying devotion and enthusiasm of his new state: One of these dated 11 December 1939, called Metaxas ‘the maker of new Greece’. […]

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Death of Metaxas

Metaxas died at the family home, the modest villa on Danglis Street, Kifissia, at 5:30 a.m. (the official bulletin of the attending physicians put the time of death at 6:00 a.m.) on the morning of Tuesday, 29 January 1941. Cause […]

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Short account of the Greek Epopee of 1940

Sixty years have gone by since the Second World War (WW II) storm hit Greece in 1940, bringing her untold suffering until her 1944 liberation with the help of her Allies. WW II broke out in Europe on 1 September […]

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The Metaxas dictatorship

Petty politics in Greece and the so-called National Schism divided Greek politics and society in the mid-1930s. A number of coups d’état and sudden changes of governments led King George to choose General Metaxas to head a new government in 1936. […]

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The past in Metaxas’ ideology

In his The Past is a Foreign Country (Cambridge 1985), David Lowenthal has demonstrated that whether by celebrating some of its aspects [or] expunging others, we reshape the past in line with present needs. Forty-three years earlier, the future kyvernitis […]

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