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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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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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The ideological precedents of Greek fascism

During the interwar years fascist tendencies had been manifested in various ways in Greece and admiration had been repeatedly expressed for the Italian and German systems, all the more as these seemed to possess precisely what Greece was most lacking: […]

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Tourism under the Metaxas regime

The National Tourist Organization also started a publicity campaign about the beauty of nature in Greece whilst in 1933 a new law (5181) regulated the operation of hotels and introduced the idea of listing them by rank of comfort. In […]

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How Others Saw the Metaxas Regime

“The first two years of the Metaxas Regime was a productive one, full of frantic activity regarding domestic social and economic policy, regime security, and external and foreign relations: Greek-British relations, for instance, were crucial. After Metaxas and his regime […]

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Praises to Metaxas

There were reams of personal letters directly addressed to the Chief of the 4th August Regime, pleading admiration, undying devotion and enthusiasm of his new state: One of these dated 11 December 1939, called Metaxas ‘the maker of new Greece’. […]

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Death of Metaxas

Metaxas died at the family home, the modest villa on Danglis Street, Kifissia, at 5:30 a.m. (the official bulletin of the attending physicians put the time of death at 6:00 a.m.) on the morning of Tuesday, 29 January 1941. Cause […]

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