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The celebrations of August 4, 1936

A day just like today, 82 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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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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