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Metaxas, Women, and the Nation

Until we secure mothers of conscience for Greece, we must emphasise the family order . . . . As the family is the basic cell of every society, mothers also constitute the primary foundation of society. (Neolaia, July 1937) The compounded impact of the […]

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Was Nelly the Greek Leni Riefenstahl?

Nelly was the 4th of August regime’s favorite photographer, which earned her the epithet of ‘the Greek Leni Riefenstahl’. Nelly (whose real name was Elli Sougioultzoglou-Seraidari, in Greek Έλλη Σουγιουλτζόγλου-Σεραϊδάρη) was born in Aidini, near Smyrna, in Asia Minor. She […]

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On Metaxas’ death – The Examiner, 29 January 1941

This is the original obituary published on The Examiner,  Wednesday 29 January 1941, about John Metaxas’ death.   METAXAS DIES – INSPIRER OF GREEKS London, Wednesday 29 January 1941. – General John Metaxas, the popular Premier-Dictator of Greece, died in […]

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The ideology of the Metaxas Regime

The first and most crucial question to arise in any examination of the “Fourth of August” regime is whether and to what extent it was influenced by contemporary European totalitarian systems. More specifically, since fascist regimes constituted the fashion of […]

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Metaxas and the hydroplane

This is a short (fictional) story about Metaxas from an American magazine for children after WW2, which was retrieved in 2005 by priest John W. Ritenbaugh for a sermon called “Don’t Lose Your Focus!”. Here is another something that actually […]

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