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25 miscellaneous pictures of the EON

The EON (Ethniki Organosis Neolaias) was one of the greatest creations of the 4th of August state. Metaxas believed that the Greek youth should be indoctrinated in the eternal Hellenic values to enable them to create the ‘Third Hellenic civilization‘ […]

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Pictures from the 1939 Festival of Water

These are 50 pictures taken from an almost pagan Festival which took place near Marathonas dam, Greece, in 1939 under Metaxas. It was called “Festival of Water” (“Η γιορτή του νερού”) and dancers performed a number of dances and rituals […]

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A collection of medals from the Metaxas regime

A collection of medals issued by the Metaxas regime. Phrases such as “Molon Lave” (“Come and take them”, the words Leonidas spoke at Thermopylae), and mottos such as “Pistis – Agon – Niki” (“Faith – Struggle – Victory”), together with relevant dates such […]

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Metaxas – conservative, reactionary or reformist?

Ioannis Metaxas has been described as a conservative and as a reactionary force against the reformist activity of Venizelos. But, is that true? The truth is that while in office, Metaxas was responsible for some of the most important and innovative […]

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