Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Germany invades Greece, April 1941

Southernmost part of Rhodope Mountains in East Macedonia (Greece)

70 years from Operation Marita ("Unternehmen Marita"), which began on 6 April 1941, with German troops invading Greece through Bulgaria. The combined Greek and British Commonwealth forces fought back with great tenacity, but were vastly outnumbered and out-gunned, and finally collapsed....

German artillery firing during the advance through Greece

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