Greece and Romania in 1939

In this article, Professor Cristian Muntianu explains the relationship between Metaxas’ Greece and Romania in the wake of the WW2. The ending of ’30 years represented for Europe and for the world the outbreak of the Second World War. In this […]

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The Ministers of the Metaxas Government

The Metaxas government lasted from 13 April 1936 to 29 April 1941. During these 5 years, there were quite a few changes in ministers.  DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER: Konstantinos ZAVITSIANOS 5.8.1936 – 22.1.1937 MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS: Georgios LOGOTHETIS (14.3 – 18.5.1936) Theodoros […]

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Οι Υπουργοί της δικτατορίας Μεταξά

ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΣΗ ΜΕΤΑΞΑ (13.4.1936 – 29.1.1941) ΑΝΤΙΠΡΟΕΔΡΟΣ: Κωνσταντίνος ΖΑΒΙΤΣΙΑΝΟΣ 5.8.1936 – 22.1.1937 ΥΠΟΥΡΓΟΣ ΕΣΩΤΕΡΙΚΩΝ: Γεώργιος ΛΟΓΟΘΕΤΗΣ (14.3 – 18.5.1936) Θεόδωρος ΣΚΥΛΑΚΑΚΗΣ (18.5 – 26.12.1936) Ευριπίδης ΜΑΓΙΑΚΟΣ (26.12.1936 -13.2.1937) Κωνσταντίνος ΜΑΝΙΑΔΑΚΗΣ (13.2.1937 – 15.5.1937) Ιωάννης ΔΟΥΡΕΝΤΗΣ (15.5.1937 – 20.4.1941) ΥΦΥΠΟΥΡΓΟΣ: Κωνσταντίνος ΜΠΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ […]

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Hymns from the Metaxas Era

“Giati xairetai o kosmos” Hymn of the 4th of August regime Lyrics: T. Moraitinis. Mousic: Ger. Fren Giati xairetai o kosmos kai xamogelaei, patera, giati lampei o hlios etsi giati feggei etsi h mera? Giati san avth, paidi mou, thn […]

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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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