metaxas celebrations 4th august 1936

The celebrations of August 4, 1936

A day just like today, 83 years ago, a 4th of August, Ioannis Metaxas established his regime. As a commemoration, August 4 became a day of national holiday and throughout the dictatorship it was celebrated with massive rallies and festivities all […]

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Opposition against the Metaxas regime

With the exception of his late months of life, Metaxas was never extremely popular, and the regime he established in 1936 was not either. But Metaxas enjoyed some sort of social acceptance or even support, and because of this, he could withhold the most powerful seat […]

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Ioannis Metaxas – The epitome of the Greek spirit

Though a fascist by conviction and a former general, Metaxas despised his fellow-dictator Benito Mussolini, whom he viewed as little more than a theatrical windbag. Trained in the German authoritarian tradition, Metaxas was nonetheless an ardent patriot who made no secret […]

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Little Moltke

This is an article by Gray, LC on Metaxas published on the “Current History and Forum” newspaper, New York 52.4 (Nov 26, 1940):

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Ioannis Diakos

Ioannis Diakos [Ιωάννης Διάκος] was the private secretary and personal aide of Metaxas. A former journalist-publicist, he was the director of the “Efimeridos ton Ellinon” (“Newspaper of the Greeks”), which was an organ of the Union of Royalists. His relationship with […]

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