Archiv für Juni 2010

Hostages of the Germans

In April 1941, the Germans set themselves the task that the Italians could not accomplish: conquering the country(12). They declared war on it and invoked the usual pretexts. Metaxas died(13). The Prime Minister, Koryzis, committed suicide shortly after the German invasion. King George took on the presidency of the council himself. The armoured columns of Hitler moved forwards crushing all resistance. The dictatorship’s generals surrendered and the army was disbanded. The New Zealanders(14) did not have the strength to contain the fascist columns which descended, sweeping aside everything in their path. The only thing they could do was to flee Greece as quickly as possible. (mehr…)