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A letter from Metaxas’ wife

This is a touching note written in long hand by Lela Metaxas, widow of Metaxas, about the days leading up to the Italian ultimatum on 28 October 1940, in which, among other things, she reports, “Eight days before 28 October […]

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Extracts from Metaxas’ diary

– Collected by Ioannis Fidanakis “The English tried to obstruct the landing of Greek troops in Crete, and the European press is unfriendly. SInce Europe wishes to prevent our national integration, we should forment a general revolt in Turkey, and […]

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Metaxas’ political testament

Ioannis Metaxas was bothered by the question of succession and to this extent his so-called Last Political Will and Testament, To Politevma tou Ioannou Metaxa (The Political Regime of Ioannis Metaxas), setting out the general outline of a future constitution […]

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Metaxas’ speech on the EON

Excerpts of a speech by Ioannis Metaxas at the First Congress of the Regional Commanders of the EON. Concering the organization’s objectives: “What are the aims of the organization? King! (Tempest of applause, acclamations and manifesations of all types) King! Country! […]

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John Metaxas – A short biography

John Metaxas (Greek Ιωάννης Μεταξάς, April 12, 1871 – January 29, 1941) was a Greek General and the Prime Minister of Greece from 1936 until his death. Born in Ithaca but grown in Kefalonia, John Metaxas was a career soldier, first […]

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